I went to the Rijskmuseum in Amsterdam for yet another van der Elsken exhibit. And I got to discover Wim Diepraam as well. Diepraam left a significant legacy of documentary pictures of The Netherlands in the 50’s and later. A country that does not exist anymore. 50 years of nostalgia, 50 years of photography, exploring the deepest layers of society. The glamorous and the ordinary. An excellent photographer of his time with a lot of empathy for his subjects. A discovery.

Schilderwijk, Den Haag 1972 ©Wim Diepraam
Nickerie, Suriname 1973 ©Wim Diepraam
Maria Soledade Lima Peru 1989 ©Wim Diepraam
©Wim Diepraam
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