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17 June 2019 – Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was a son of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A visit to the Steel City was an occasion to also pay a visit to the museum dedicated to the artist, as Warhol took his inspiration from existing photographs.

White Burning Car III, 1963 ©Andy Warhol
Little Electric Chair, 1964-1965 ©Andy Warhol
Marlon, 1966 ©Andy Warhol
Jackie, 1964 ©Andy Warhol

9 June 2019 – FFN – Monk’s life by Armando Jongejan

Armando Jongejan (1960) spent several years of his life taking photographs of the monks’ life inside the St.Adelbert abbey of Egmond-Binnen. The result was exhibited during the Foto Festival Naarden, along with his book “Monnikenleven”. Although the topic can be perceived as very dry and confidential, Jongejan was able to depict the simplicity and humility of a monk’s life within the walls of an abbey.

©Armando Jongejan
©Armando Jongejan
©Armando Jongejan

9 June 2019 – FFN – Delta F collective

Photos hanging in the open air on the gates surrounding the church of Naarden. An interesting way of exhibiting photographs.

Tuk Tuk Chauffeur, Udaipur, India ©John Seegers
Ghent, Belgium ©Willem Wernsen
Three generations, Bikaner, India ©John Seegers
Salesman, New York ©Frank Detrixhe

9 June 2019 – FFN – Helena van der Kraan

Helena van der Kraan is a Dutch photographer born in 1940. She was featured in an exhibit of her most stunning portraits, in the attic of Naarden’s beautiful city hall.

Iris, 1998 ©Helena van der Kraan
Puck, 1998 ©Helena van der Kraan

9 June 2019 – FFN – Eddy van Wessel

At the Foto Festival Naarden, a beautiful exhibit in an old church: Eddy van Wessel is a Dutch photojournalist of the old type: the kind of Don mcCullin and Gilles Caron… hardship, tough environment, boots on the ground, close to his subject, great black and white pictures. Eddy van Wessel just was back from a trip in Irak, tracking the last followers of ISIS in their forced exile from their heaven on Earth caliphate…

©Eddy van Wessel
©Eddy van Wessel
©Eddy van Wessel
A stunning contrast between the topic and the location

9 June 2019 – Fotofestival Naarden

Attended the Fotofestival Naarden 2019 held in multiple locations of the gorgeous Naarden vesting. An occasion to see the work of some refreshing photographers, like Thijs Wolzak who took pictures of people in their living environments. Weird, unusual, funny, astonishing, as the people in general can be.

©Thijs Wolzak
©Thijs Wolzak
©Thijs Wolzak
©Thijs Wolzak
©Thijs Wolzak

26 May 2019 – The Anarchist Citizenship

A very unusual exhibition at the Rotterdam Kunsthal: The Anarchist Citizenship: Ode to Youthful Daredevils gives us an insight on on the young Somalilanders, inhabitants of Somaliland, dress and behave in their country. The installation consists of juxtapositions of photos printed on silk and plexiglass. They move with the air being displaced as we walk through it. The project is a collaboration between Amal Alhaag and Nadine Stijns.

©Amal Alhaag and Nadine Stijns
©Amal Alhaag and Nadine Stijns
©Amal Alhaag and Nadine Stijns
©Amal Alhaag and Nadine Stijns
©Amal Alhaag and Nadine Stijns
©Amal Alhaag and Nadine Stijns

26 May 2019 – Lust for Life Ed van der Elsken

Well known for his black and white photographs taken in Amsterdam and Paris in the 50’s, Ed van der Elsken also took throughout his life a large amount of pictures in colour on slides predominantly in the 60’s and 70’s. The fotomuseum in Rotterdam restored these pictures to their original glory. The result is a magnificent ode to life and love and a touching homage to human diversity. From Amsterdam to Dhaka, from Cuba to Tokyo, Ed van der Elsken shows his profoundly humane eye and sincere love for people. The large collection of photographs is presented in a buoyant way, as a celebration of humanity.

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 1986 ©Ed van der Elsken
Nepal, 1966 ©Ed van der Elsken
Old Dehli, India, 1976 ©Ed van der Elsken
Santiago, Chili, 1971 ©Ed van der Elsken
Havana, Cuba, 1967 ©Ed van der Elsken
Diderik Vijghstraat, Tiel, The Netherlands, ca. 1970 ©Ed van der Elsken
Bourgogne, France, 1980 ©Ed van der Elsken
Greenland, 1969 ©Ed van der Elsken
Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1974-1975 ©Ed van der Elsken
India, 1966 ©Ed van der Elsken
Amsterdam, ca. 1966 ©Ed van der Elsken
Dam, Amsterdam, 1978 ©Ed van der Elsken
South Africa, 1968 ©Ed van der Elsken

19 May 2019 – Coup de coeur for…

Coup de ❤️ for the photos of Alejandro Cegarra, an extraordinary young (29) photojournalist from Venezuela, featured at the 2019 World Press Photo exhibition. His series “State of Decay” got him am award for Long-term projects. The Venezuelan society has been in a long state of decay, degrading day after day under Chávez and now Maduro with no sense of an outcome, happy or else. We see it every day on TV and then zap to some other news. The people of Venezuela suffer it day after day, with violence, deprivation, tears, political chaos, No way for them to zap from this daily nightmare and move on to something better. Cegarra has documented over the years this violence from within and brought back powerful pictures of an unimaginable turmoil with a divided society of ordinary people rising up to the occasion or not.

More on his website

© Alejandro Cegarra
© Alejandro Cegarra
© Alejandro Cegarra
© Alejandro Cegarra
© Alejandro Cegarra
© Alejandro Cegarra
© Alejandro Cegarra
© Alejandro Cegarra

18 May 2019 – WorldPress Photo in Amsterdam

The world press photo edition 2019 is upon us. The exhibition is presented in the beautiful Nieuwe Kerk on the Dam in Amsterdam. As usual, our eyes are confronted with a sum of misery, tears, blood, human suffering, absurdity, mal treatment of women and children. But yet, these are the best photographs of events and people around the world. My good friend Thierry calls it “the horror of the world that feeds the photojournalists“. This horror is relentless but, once in a while, there is some hope, like this picture by Iranian photographer Enayat Asadi of illegal refugees waiting to take a ride on a wagon at the eastern border of Iran and where one of the immigrants is comforting his companion. A simple image showing two human beings helping each other.

© Enayat Asada, July 2018
A supporter of Martin Fayulu, leader of an opposition party, runs from police tear gas in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, December 2018 © John Wessels

President Kabila sits in the garden of his ranch in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, December 2018 © John Wessels
The BFF, April 2018, © Brendan Smialowski
Figures representing Ireland’s dark treatment of women line up for social media cameras, May 2018 © Olivia Harris
An orphaned boy walks past a wall with drawings depicting rocket-propelled grenade launchers in Bol, Chad. © Marco Gualazzini
Mennonite farmers in Campeche, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico © Nadia Shira Cohen
A Caribbean flamingo, like a ballerina… Curaçao ©Jasper Doest

4 May 2019 – Deutsche Börse at FOAM

The Deutsche Börse art collection comprises approximately 1800 works from over 120 international photographers, including famous names like Diane Arbus or Walker Evans. FOAM in Amsterdam proposes a large exhibition “Changing Views – 20 Years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse“. The first part of this exhibition in four parts is titled “Chapter 1: Germany” and shows the view of their own country by various German photographers.

Town Hall, Cologne, Germany, 1958 ©Karl Hugo Schmölz
Socioeducational scheme, Cologne, 1974 ©Timm Rautert
Homeless due to housing shortage, 1973 ©Timm Rautert
Untitled ©Helga Paris
Train station Berlin-Schöneweide, 1989 ©Gerd Danigel
Volksbühne, 1996 ©Gerd Danigel

30 April 2019 – Coup de Coeur for…

Everlasting coup de ❤️ for the photos of Ed van der Elsken, this time, spotted on the walls of the AMC hospital in Amsterdam. Ed van der Elsken was extremely active in the years 50 and 60 and at the top of his art, both in Amsterdam and Paris, but also later on in Japan. I associate his black and white photographs of Paris and Amsterdam with the nostalgia I have for a world that does not exist anymore, for a moment of my life and a period of time that will never be back. A world where life appeared simpler, where happiness was within reach, where artists were gathering to reinvent the world permanently, where a laughter, a glass of wine, an animated discussion with a good friend could make your whole day. Of course, the 50’s and 60’s were also full of pain and drama, wars and misery but what’s left behind now from that era, apart from the History with a big H, is the humanist approach to everyday life.

Tweelingmeisjes op de Nieuwmarkt, 1956 ©Ed van der Elsken
Amsterdam, Nieuwmarket, 1958 ©Ed van der Elsken
Amsterdam, Nieuwmarket, 1958 ©Ed van der Elsken
Herengracht, Amsterdam 1956 ©Ed van der Elsken

18 April 2019 – MBS

Itinerrands playing it iconic, in front of MBS, thanks to Susan.

15 April 2019 – Saatchi #1

A visit in London would not be complete without spending some time at the Saatchi gallery, looking at the bizarre pictures of Jessica Craig-Martin.

©Jessica Craig-Martin
©Jessica Craig-Martin
©Jessica Craig-Martin

15 April 2019 – At the V&A Museum

In a day rich of visual wonder, strolling through the photographic collection of the V&A Museum.

Beach Clean, 1999 ©Sian Bonnell
What she wanted and who she got, 1982 ©Graham Smith
Hong Kong (Facade of a unité d’habitation), 1963 ©Frank Horvat
The Volga, 1958 ©Howard Sochurek
Spain: El Rocio Pilgrimage, 1959 ©Ramon Masats
29 pictures within 5 minutes London, 1970 ©Dieter Meier
Hardware store, 1938 ©Berenice Abbott

15 April 2019 – Markéta Luskacova

Taking the opportunity of being in Tate Britain, discovering a Czech-born photographer and her portraits of people in their everyday lives.

Laughing Pilgrims Levoca, Slovakia, 1964 ©Marketa Luskacova
Funeral of Starka Gordanova, 1971 ©Marketa Luskacova
Woman passing the procession near Kosice, Slovakia 1968 ©Marketa Luskacova
©Marketa Luskacova

15 April 2019 – Don McCullin

A fantastic comprehensive exhibition of Don McCullin at Tate Britain in London. An oeuvre spanning over several decades and all the continents. Don McCullin has been everywhere with his profoundly human eye. No one can put it better than himself “Photography for me is not looking. it is feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures”. I am glad I was able to be there.

©Don McCullin
Berlin, 1961 ©Don McCullin
©Don McCullin
©Don McCullin
©Don McCullin
©Don McCullin
©Don McCullin
©Don McCullin
©Don McCullin

31 March 2019 – Sally Mann – A thousand crossings at the MFAH

Lost paradise, haunted places, souvenirs of past battles, a reflection of age and death, Sally Mann explores in this exhibit the Deep South of the USA.

Easter dress, 1986 © Sally Mann
Picnic, 1992 © Sally Mann
Deep South, Untitled (Fontainebleau), 1998 © Sally Mann
Deep South, Untitled (Valentine Windsor), 1998 © Sally Mann
Battlefields, Wilderness (Solarized Trees), 2002 © Sally Mann
The two Virginias #2, 1989 © Sally Mann

30 March 2019 – Photography at its Limits, Houston, Tx

Visited a small scale exhibition of young Latino talents at the Houston Center for Photography. “Photography at its limits” explores “the regimes of power that have naturalised and popularised the use of the photograph as a means of tracking and controlling the world at large”…

#dominicanwomangooglesearch, 2016 © Joiri Minaya
#Container#2 fragment © Joiri Minaya
Libro abierto (con manos), 2011 © Oscar Munos
Criollitas, Santa Fe, Argentina, 1996 © Marcos Lopez
Asado en Mendiolanza – Fragment © Marcos Lopez
Inca Kola, 1997 © Marcos Lopez
Il piccolo Vapore, Buenos Aires, Argentina © Marcos Lopez

30 March 2019 – Chaville

Itinerrands on a nostalgic trip to Chaville, France, the town where I grew up. Merci beaucoup Evelyne pour ta contribution discrète à cette période.

23 March 2019 – Japanese Nudes at Sieboldhuis

The Sieboldhuis in Leiden was purchased by Ph.F.B. Von Siebold (1796-1866) to exhibit his collection of Japanese objects. it is now a foundation established “to further express the long and special ties between the Netherlands and Japan”. There was a new occasion to visit this special place during the recently opened photo exhibition titles “Japaans naakt” or “Japanese Nudes”.

Embrace #60, 1970 © Hosoe Eikoh
Embrace #62, 1971 © Hosoe Eikoh
Untitled, c. 1955 © Iwase Yoshiyuki
Nu 06, 1985 © Tahara Keiichi
Untitled, from Family, 1970s © Fukase Masahisa
Untitled, from Family, 1970s © Fukase Masahisa
Untitled, from the serie Alluring Hell, 2008 © Araki Nobuyoshi
#7 Rem & Marina from Fleshlove, 2010 © Photographer Hal
#25 Taiki & Shino from Fleshlove Returns, 2016 © Photographer Hal
© Daido Moriyama

10 March 2019 – Coup de Coeur for…

Coup de ❤️ today for Pearl Gan, a Singapore photographer and dear friend who recently published her new website. Pearl describes herself as a storyteller who tells stories with her images. She was heavily involved in the Asia Malaria project with the University of Oxford, which described the damages of malaria in Asian populations. She loves to get close to the people she photographs, capture them in their day to day activities, get to know them and their stories. I particularly enjoy her black and white portraits, but not only…

Singapore © Pearl Gan
Chinatown 2014 © Pearl Gan
Bandung, Indonesia © Pearl Gan

9 March 2019 – Coup de coeur for…

Coup de ❤️ today for Anette Brolenius discovered at the Cobra Museum of Modern Art. Anette was born in Stockholm and now lives in The Hague. Her serie of portraits of women’s rights activists, male or female in the exhibition “Unsung” are just stunning. More on her photography can be discovered on her website.

Mustafa Dzhemilev, 2015 © Anette Brolenius
Amala Francis, 2015 © Anette Brolenius
Madi Jobareth, 2016 © Anette Brolenius

9 March 2018 – Ladies First

Kati Horna, Eva Besnyö and Ata Kandó are three photographers who studied under the then famous photographer József Pécsi in Hungary. They were not as widely known as their male contemporaries and compatriots Brassaï, Robert Capa and André Kertész. All three were forced to flee Hungary in the 1930s. They all settled in different places (Mexico for Horna, The Netherlands for Besnyö and Kandó) and continued to exercise their art in their new home. The beautiful Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen devotes a large space to all three in a huge exhibition around Kati Horna mainly “Kati Horna, Compassion and Engagement”.

Spanish Civil War, Spain 1937 © Kati Horna
Spanish Civil War, Spain 1937 © Kati Horna
Spanish Civil War, Spain 1937 © Kati Horna
Dolle Mona, 1970 © Eva Besnyö
Hungarian Refugees in the border area, Hungary 1956 © Ata Kandó
Hungarian Refugees in the border area, Hungary 1956 © Ata Kandó

23 February 2019 – Erwin Olaf in The Hague

A very bizarre, well-visited exhibit in the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague: a large retrospective of Erwin Olaf’s work for his 60th birthday. Olaf is a famous Dutch photographer. Most pictures cannot be shown here. Not my cup of tea as we say in French, but still worth the visit for education purposes mainly.

Olger, 1986 © Erwin Olaf
Pearls, 1986 © Erwin Olaf

16 February 2019 – Nach Holland

An unusual photo exhibit at the Resistance Museum in Amsterdam: the German troops invading Holland on May 10th, 1940 took photographs as if they were mere tourists. This must have been a walk in the park for them…

German soldiers boarding a JU52 that is ready to fly to The Netherlands
A group of German officers at a railway line. The soldier on the left put a Dutch helmet on for the picture
The petrol station at the top if the Afsluitdijk

10 February 2019 – Shadows by Alfredo Jaar – Photos van Koen Wessing

A strange exhibition at the Nederlands Fotomuseum of Rotterdam. An installation by Alfredo Jaar based on a photo of Koen Wessing taken in Nicaragua during the last days of the Somoza regime. The exhibit continues with a series of chilling photos from The coup of September 11st, 1973 in Santiago. The famous photos of blind military repression haven’t aged at all and are still very vivid.

©Koen Wessing
©Koen Wessing
The cover of this book long out of print serves as the exhibition’s poster
©Koen Wessing
©Koen Wessing
©Koen Wessing
©Koen Wessing

10 February 2019 – Coup de Coeur for…

Coup de ❤️ today for Merel Schoneveld, a young street photographer from The Hague, discovered during the Haute Photographie Rotterdam 2019. Her black and white pictures, taken mainly in The Netherlands, show a very diverse population, living together in this old country, in their day-to-day interaction with each other. Merel is among them, discreet but yet very present and engaged in their lives. She discovered this passion for photography very late in her young life and has created a large body of work to this date, all visible on her web site and instagram accounts. Merel’s web site can be seen here and instagram feed there.

©Merel Schoneveld, 2018
©Merel Schoneveld, 2018
©Merel Schoneveld, 2018

9 February 2019 – Haute Photographie Rotterdam

Fourth edition of this salon/exhibition, during Art Rotterdam Week 2019. Younger and older talents are presented by International galleries. The prices are exorbitant but the photographs worth admiring. I have extracted some of the gems I particularly enjoyed.

©Thomas Hoepker – Ali left Fist, London, 1966
©Marvin Newman – Broadway Bookstore, 1954
©Christer Strömholm – Paris, Montparnasse, late 50’s
©Yoshinori Mizutani – Rain, 2015
©Merel Schoneveld – 2018
©Werner Bischof/Magnum – A priest rests in the temple of Ryōan-Ji, Kyoto, Japan, 1951
©Marvin Newman – Theater Marquees, Broadway, 1954

9 February 2019 – Crossings

Without knowing it, some places and attitudes shared with Martine Frank…

© Martine Frank – Peintres de l’Imaginaire Exhibition, Grand Palais, Paris April 1972
René Burri Exhibition, Rotterdam, April 2010
©Martine Frank – Garden of the MoMa, New York, 2000
Meet me at the MoMa, New York, May 2010

5 February 2019 – Robert Doisneau and Music

Robert Doisneau spent a lot of time photographing musicians and singers. Maurice Baquet and his cello of course, but also the famous singers from the 1950’s to today. A sweet and nostalgic trip down memory lane at Cité de la Musique in Paris.

Les Petits formats, May 1951
Barbara à l’écluse, Paris VIº, December 1957
Les Cadres, 1958
Violoncelliste nu, 1957
Jacques Higelin, 31 août 1991

2 February 2019 – Martine Frank in Paris

A wonderful Martine Frank exhibit at the newly moved Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in the heart of Paris.

Strike at the Renault factory, Boulogne-Billancourt, May 1968
Nursing Home, Ivry-sur-Seine, 1975
Ms J.Q., Meung-sur-Loire, 1980
Xi’an, China, 1980
Swimming pool, designed by Alain Capeillères, Le Brusc Summer 1976
HCB in front of Goya, Madrid, 1993

21 January 2019 – Famous Noordwijkers exhibited

Saskia van der Linden, a local photographer, took amusing pictures of famous Noordwijker in poses from famous paintings. Where different arts meet. A small scale exhibit is currently held in Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin.

©Saskia van der Linden
Louis van Gaal and his wife

20 January 2019 – Rijksmuseum, 3 photos from the collection

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has a rich collection of photographs but those are timidly presented in a remote corner of the vast museum.

Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam by Roger Parry
Les Halles de Paris tôt le Matin by André Kertész
Bateau de Pêcheurs à Marseille by László Moholy-Nagy

19 January 2019 – Het Café by Stacii Samidin

The Dutch Café by a young photographer Stacii Samidin at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. A celebration of the Dutch diversity in a historical place.

The presentation
Stacii Samidin
Witte de Withstraat, Rotterdam
Café Moskes, Breda
Buiten Bij – Outside Café Okee, Rotterdam

15 January 2019 – Toa Payoh

Itinerrands taking a stroll in the heartland of Singapore in Toa Payoh. Thank you Chen Ee for your kind efforts!

30 December 2018 – Sentosa

Itinerrands on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Back to where it came from. Thank You Susan!

20 October 2018 – Visiting the Cas Oorthuys Exhibit

Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys has left behind a huge amount of photographs taken around the world depicting the people and their environment. A humanist like Robert Doisneau, he deserves to be better recognised as such. The exhibit at the Nederland Fotomuseum in Rotterdam is worth a visit.

11 October 2018 – Toronto, Ontario Canada

“Itinerrands” like 50% of the inhabitants of Toronto was not born in Canada. A good reason to enjoy the Indian Summer there… Thank You Leona!

 

10 October 2018 – Namur, Belgium

“Itinerrands” marching under the fortress of Namur, Belgium, on the tune of “Sambre et Meuse”. Merci Nathalie & Clara!

9 October 2018 – London

“Itinerrands” taking the British sun on the banks of river Thames, just before Brexit. Merci Patrick.

29 September 2018 – NOLA

My book “Itinerrands” taking a walk near Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA. Thank You Ian.

22 September 2018 – Visit at Unseen Amsterdam

7th edition of Unseen Amsterdam this weekend in a magical place, the Westergasfabriek in the Westerpark. Plenty for the eyes, on the walls and around. This year, some remarkable Japanese young artists were featured in the Beyond 2020 exhibit.

Kenta Nakamura – Your Story

15 September 2018 – Beautiful portraits by Koos Breukel

While visiting the Frans Hals museum in Haarlem, stumbled upon some beautiful portraits of Dutch people by Koos Breukel, a photographer born in The Hague.

Pieter van den Blink and his father

Detail

More on http://koosbreukel.com

9 September 2018 – Alphons Hustinx Exhibit

A fantastic exhibit in The Hague: Alphons Hustinx – A Traveller’s Perspective. Photos taken in 1932 during a road trip with a friend from Maastricht to Kabul. Additional colour photos taken during the German occupation of The Netherlands

The two first photos are mine!

4 August 2018 – Worldpress Photo 2018 in Leiden

Richard Tsong-Taatarii

Daniel Beltrá

Li Huaifeng

Oliver Scarff

Erik Sampers

Always a great source of inspiration, the yearly WorldPress Photo exhibit, this time in Leiden

14 October 2017 – Peter Martens Exhibit in Rotterdam

A small scale exhibit of Dutch photographer Peter Martens in Crooswijk, Rotterdam. Beautiful pictures taken in the USA and The Netherlands. A nice walk to the place by a wonderful “Indian Summer” day.

12 October 2017 – Fotomuseum Den Haag

Visiting the Peter Hujar exhibit at Den Haag Foto Museum. Active in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s until his death in 1987, Peter Hujar took pictures of his contemporaries, like Susan Sontag and William Burroughs.

Another exhibit left a vivid memory in our minds: the repetitive pictures of Hans Eijkelboom. He took hundreds of pictures of people in the streets of European cities, matching them on clothes patterns or types. Here the green loden.

7 October 2017 – Genesis

Visiting again the Sebastião Salgado exhibit Genesis in Rotterdam is like visiting an old friend… no need to recap, no need to catch up, it is well known territory, immediate understanding and the same awe is there! We can continue where we left it, one year ago, in Singapore. Marvellous setup, breath-taking pictures, really worth the trip. From Africa to Antarctica, from North America to Asia, Salgado’s Genesis pictures have something biblical about them. Our Earth and their inhabitants are just amazing and we should be reminded of that constantly.

7 October 2017 – Bruce Davidson Exhibit

Very big Bruce Davidson exhibit at the Nederlands Fotomusuem in Rotterdam. Pictures from the 50’s to the recent years, from New York to Paris. The famous pictures from his most famous series, from East 100th Street, to Brooklyn Gang, to Paris, to Los Angeles. The social struggles in the USA in the last 50 years. Nothing much has changed today.

24 September 2017 – Visit at Unseen Amsterdam

Unseen Amsterdam is “the leading platform for contemporary photography”. Unseen Amsterdam was returning for its sixth edition at the beautifully rehabilitated Westergasfabriek this weekend. A beautiful vivid show of photographs, combined with a superb Autumn Dutch weather.

More details: www.unseenamsterdam.com

31 August 2017 – Visiting Pearl Gan before her exhibit on Malaria in Asia

Pearl is a compassionate photographer. She is able to establish contact with her models and take the most natural compelling pictures of men, women and children in various Asian countries. The Asia Malaria Images Exhibition will be held between 2 – 29 September 2017 at the Promenade Level 8 of the National Library Singapore, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

14 July 2017 – An article over Singapore Black and White Houses in La Gazette

Photo Courtesy of the Singapore Land Authority

Photo Courtesy of the Singapore Land Authority

The Black & White houses remain a fascinating topic for the expats in Singapore. History, architecture, style attract the people from overseas to these very special Singapore houses. I had the opportunity to help the French La Gazette team illustrate a series of articles about the Black & White houses. The result of this work was published in the July-September 2017 La Gazette magazine.

6 July 2017 – Photos of the party by Albert Sim

Albert is a quiet photographer of a few words but he knows how to look at people in the eyes. it is actually his job to take pictures of people’s eyes for ophthalmologic purposes. In his free times, Albert takes pictures for himself.

3 July 2017 – Sarah and Schooling

The success of the book is due to the wonderful graphic work of two awesome ladies: Sarah Tang and Alison Schooling of Sarah And Schooling

© Albert Sim

22 May 2017 – Shooting B&W Houses

Thanks to SLA (Singapore Land Authority), I have been allowed to go shoot pictures in three distinct empty black and white houses in Adam Park. An opportunity not given to everyone! I am very blessed and thankful to SLA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos © Gerda Genty de Witt

28 March 2017 – Living and Deads

Taking care of the living by caring for the dead: a visit to a cemetery is always a good way to determine that…

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Go check the portfolio here

26 March 2017

The website works again after its looooong migration from Singapore to France!

The next step will be to modernise it as a 3 year old site is a very very old site in internet terms…

A bit of wisdom and a zest of calm are required.

16 March 2017 – Meeting Lui Hock Seng

Everything started when reading the following article in the Straitstimes:

http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/office-cleaner-with-a-passion-for-photography

Mr. Lui Hock Seng is a 80 year old Singaporean cleaner with a special talent: photographer. He has been recording life in Singapore with his camera since the early 60’s. A raw artistic talent and a tremendous historical value, and yet, totally unknown to the public!

I reached out to Venessa Lee, the author of the article, and to my surprise, she answered. I expressed to her my desire to own a copy of Mr. Lui’s “Clarke Quay’s Teochew Market”… it took a while, but here we are and it is simply gorgeous.

Clarke Quay’s Teochew Market © Lui Hock Seng

Venessa organised the gathering at SPH, Singapore Press Holdings this Thursday. Mr. Lui is a delightful, funny and witty, very modest gentleman and a great artist. He took the time to share with me some of his shots and I encouraged him to sort his negatives, to digitise them and to think about an exhibition of his work in Singapore.

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On my side, I pledged to do my best to help him.

I am now the proud and unique owner in Singapore and elsewhere in the world of a piece by Lui Hock Seng, the hidden wonderful artist!

Mr. Lui is still taking pictures with his brand new Nikon, offered by the Japanese company, and still “looking for the weird and beautiful” as he puts it.

 

 

 

13 March 2017 – Meeting Aik Beng Chia

Handing over his latest work about Hong Kong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aik Beng Chia’s previous work was Sing Kar Por, a great insider account of Singapore.

2 March 2017 – At the World Press Photo 2016 Exhibit

More information: https://www.worldpressphoto.org

Photo: Francesco Zizola – Series In the Same Boat Contemporary Issues, second prize stories

 

Photo: Sergey Ponomarev – Series Reporting Europe’s Refugee Crisis General News, first prize stories

 

Photo: Anuar Patjane Floriuk – Series Whale Whisperers Nature, second prize singles

 

 

Photo: David Guttenfelder – Series North Korea: Life in the Cult of Kim Long-Term Projects, third prize stories

 

 

 

 

 

Bhutan by Angeline Teo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angeline Teo is a passionate photographer whose love lies in black-and-white film photography. In this journal, she keeps a memory of her first experience of Bhutan, a special place where life is simple and the people readily smiles with kindness.

If you are interested, contact Angeline directly.

Website: http://www.fotoblur.com/portfolio/ateo_66

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelineteophotography

New Black and White Pictures…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In preparation of my first published book “Itinerrands”. Go check them out…

Trip To Japan

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Playing keekaboo with the train conductor in Kyoto

4 very intense days in Japan with Glenn, Hannah and Karin on a photo shoot.

More to come here…