A new discovery today: the massive oeuvre of Eddy Posthuma de Boer. A giant in the footsteps of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ed van der Elsken and Robert Doisneau. At 88, Eddy can look back at more than 60 years of pictures taken all over the world. Nostalgia for a world that was and is no more, for an Amsterdam that one can only dream about today. His colour portraits of the 70’s in the Netherlands are particularly touching – one can clearly see the evolution of the population of then and now. Eddy Posthuma de Boer was a photojournalist. He preferred greatly having one of his photographs on the front page of a newspaper and thereby reaching 275,000 readers at once, rather than a few hundreds at an exhibit. The photomuseum in The Hague is however paying a well-deserved homage to this great and modest giant.

Rustenburgerstraat 393, Amsterdam 1957 ©Eddy Posthuma de Boer
Bookshop on the Clerqstraat, Amsterdam 1958 ©Eddy Posthuma de Boer
Miss Holland Peagant, Amsterdam 1959 ©Eddy Posthuma de Boer
Northern Ireland, 1969 ©Eddy Posthuma de Boer
Northern Ireland, 1969 ©Eddy Posthuma de Boer
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