| 2020 Q1 | 2020 Q2 |
2020 Q3 | 2020 Q4 | 2021 Q1 |
2021 Q2 | 2021 Q3 | 2021 Q4 |
2022 Q1 | 2022 Q3 ||
2019 Q4 | 2019 Q3 | 2019 Q2 | 2019 Q1 | 2018 Q4 | 2018 Q3 | 2018 Q2 | 2018 Q1 | 2017 Q4 | 2017 Q3 | 2017 Q2 |
2017 Q1 | 2016 Q4 | 2016 Q3 | 2016 Q2 | 2016 Q1 | 2015 Q4 | 2015 Q3 | 2015 Q2 | 2015 Q1 | 2014 Q4 | 2014 Q3 |
2014 Q2 | 2014 Q1 | 2013 Q4 | 2013 Q3 | 2013 Q2 | 2013 Q1 | 2012 Q4 | 2012 Q3 | 2012 Q2 | 2012 Q1 | 2011 Q4 |
2011 Q3 | 2011 Q2 | 2011 Q1 | 2010 Q4 | 2010 Q3 | 2010 Q2 | 2010 Q1 | 2009 Q4
Welcome to my Blog!
Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing, has the right to
talk about himself. -
Not even I understand everything I am ¬Aurelius Augustinus of Hippo
In 2013 I started a series of photo albums on Blurb.com, named '36Exp' (a subject adressed in 36 exposures, a reference to the exposures on most common rolls of 35 mm film: 12, 24 & 36.).
'KORDA: CUBA, CHE, GLAMOUR' | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez, better known as Alberto Korda or simply Korda (b.14Sep1928 – d.25May2001), was a Cuban photographer, remembered for his famous image Guerrillero Heroico of Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
Born in Havana, he got his first taste of photography when he took his father's Kodak 35mm and began taking pictures of his girlfriend.
After the revolution, Korda became Fidel Castro's personal photographer for 10 years, accompanying Castro on trips and in meetings with foreign personalities. During this time he also took pictures of demonstrations, sugar cane harvests and factory scenes.
The relationship between Fidel Castro and Korda could not be defined by one label or title. For Castro, Korda was more than an official photographer, a friend or personal photographer. They never discussed salary or title, their relationship wasn't boss and worker. They were both of the same age.
A Japanese exhibition in 1978 stimulated international interest in his work. He appeared briefly in the pre-title sequence of Wim Wenders' film 'Buena Vista Social Club' in 1999, although he was uncredited.
Korda suffered a fatal heart attack in Paris in 2001 while presenting an exhibition of his work. He is buried in the Colon Cemetery, Havana.
cobra-museum.nl/- - -/korda-cuba-che-glamour/
A JOURNEY TO THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE by JUHA ARVID HELMINEN
The book: 'A Journey to the Invisible Empire'
The book expands over a decade of work by Juha Arvid Helminen dealing with the darker sides of humanity spanning centuries of misuse of power in a form of fine art photography.
(BIBLE) STORIES SCULPTURED IN SAND | HISTORY ART
One of the world's largest covered sand sculpture exhibitions: Bible stories sculptured in sand, by artists who worked for 1200 days..
More than 300 sand sculptures, this unique exhibition in a former factory hall, connect Bible stories, pagan religions, history, art and culture.
The attraction is an initiative of Aad Peters. From the Dark Ages, the sand sculptures leads the visitor back to the roots of Christianity. But also other religions, beliefs and communities find a place among the thousand-year-old olive trees and special, historical objects (dating back to the historic fishing culture of Elburg such as sluice gates) and large water barrels.
On 02April2019 Ted Neeley, who starred for 45 years in the role of Jesus in the rock opera 'Jesus Christ Superstar', performed the official opening of 'Bible stories in sand' in Elburg.
WATERLOOPBOS NOORDOOSTPOLDER | NATURE HISTORY PHOTOGRAPHY
In the Waterloopbos, the Dutch have learned to work with water. They owe their worldwide fame for water management to all the research that has taken place in this forest...
The Waterloopbos is a former site for watercourse research near Marknesse in the Noordoostpolder, province of Flevoland. It was a test site of the Waterloopkundig Laboratorium De Voorst, a branch of the Waterloopkundig Laboratorium in Delft.
The site, which is part of the approximately 1.000 hectare Voorsterbos, has been owned by the
www.natuurmonumenten.nl/ - /waterloopbos (NL)
More photos on Flickr.com
EREGALERIJ VAN DE NEDERLANDSE FOTOGRAFIE | PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOBOOKS
The development of 180 years of photography.
Through 6 time periods, the visitor is taken through the fascinating development of 180 years of photography.
PAPYRUS by IRENE VALLEJO | BOOKS HISTORY
NL: 'Een geschiedenis van de wereld in boeken'
Dutch translation by Adri Boon (2021)
A powerful ode to the written word. Vallejo makes fascinating connections between modern times and ancient texts and myths.
The book as a vessel of writing is one of the most beautiful inventions in the world, and this book is a worthy tribute, one of those rare 5-star books one encounters once a year at best!
With a book, words can travel through time and space, and thus ensure that we gain knowledge of what happened, for example, 30 centuries ago.
Irene Vallejo takes the reader on a journey through the life of this fascinating object. The reader is the proverbial fly on the wall at the battlefields of Alexander the Great and at the villa of Papyri at the time of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, at the first known libraries and workshops where manuscripts were copied and at the campfires where forbidden books burned.
Along the way, Vallejo connects classical works with the dizzying modern world and contemporary debates: Aristophanes and the lawsuits against cartoonists, Sappho and the literary voice of women, Seneca and politics.
'Papyrus' (subtitled in the English edition 'The Invention of Books in the Ancient World') is an incredible adventure, written in beautiful proze, starring thousands of people who have ensured the survival of the book over the centuries: storytellers, copyists, illustrators, translators, street vendors, teachers, spies, rebels, nuns, slaves, adventurers and booksellers.
It is a beautiful ode to the written word that shows how individual lives and societies are influenced and shaped by books.
Very well written, admirable, a worthy magnum opus. A deep love for books and reading (sadly the origin seems to be Vallejo was bullied in her childhood) resounds in all the pages of this masterpiece.
Irene Vallejo (b.1979) earned her doctorates for classic literature from the Universities of Zaragoza and Florence.
REVOLUSI! @RIJKSMUSEUM | EXHIBITION HISTORY
REVOLUSI! is an exhibition on the impassioned pursuit of a free Indonesia after a long period of colonial domination. And it’s an important part of Dutch- as well as world history.
PHOTOGRAPHY >2015 by JACOBIEN DE KORTE | PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOBOOKS
I am glad I stumbled on her work, she has an admirable career on international exhibitions!
Some of her biography (www.pulchri.nl/nl/kunstenaars/jacobien-de-korte/#, Google Translate): 'My autonomous work arises from personal feelings and experiences.
ROTTERDAM PHOTO 2021 + 20222 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION EVENT
Rotterdam Photo is an annual photo fair with a festival flair. The event celebrates the spectrum of contemporary photography in all its diversity.
Every year the fair offers a wide gamut of independent photographers the opportunity to exhibit their projects.
The edition 2022 is unique for the Rotterdam Photo. Due to several postponements and cancellations caused by COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time, the festival has 2 themes at the same time – PLANET HUMAN & THE HUMAN BLUEPRINT.
Under the umbrella of these 2 themes, more than a 100 (!) photographers from all over the globe show their projects this May.
I might join myself one day, it's a great event! I only would wish it would last longer that a mere 4 days!
SNOEKS 2022 | ART LITERATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Snoecks is a Belgian almanac. The 550-plus-page (!) magazine is published once a year in October and focuses on new international developments in the arts, photography and literature.
This 98th (!) volume of the Snoecks yearbook offers the familiar and inspiring mix of art, fascinating reports, literary essays and powerful photography.
Sarah Bouillaud and Elinor Carucci each give a twist to the concept of 'family photo' in their own way, Cortis & Sonderegger and JR question the way we perceive and Annette LeMay Burke shows with a wink mobile phone masts (see image above) that pretend they are not there. All this in good company of the work of many other photographers and other visual artists from home and abroad.
For those who love books, in addition to the regular book section, the obituaries as a conclusion (too many pages, so sad!) of writers who died (including John le Carré) in the past year and the literary prizes, this time there are also two special short stories by Mariana Enriquez and Jonathan Oliver - exciting with an occult edge.
Snoeck Publishers was founded in 1989. Most of the publications focus on art and culture in a broad sense: the visual arts, archaeology, applied art, architecture and design, film and photography, art history and ethnography, heritage etc.
CHASING SHADOWS by SAM RYAN | PHOTOBOOKS PHOTOGRAPHY
When I was in Glasgow recently, I visited the Glasgow Gallery of Photography ( 57 Glassford Street, Glasgow City Centre) and acquired this photobook by local photographer Samantha Ryan (from Paisley).
SEARCHING FOR LIFE by KHALED AKACHA | PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHER
Searching for Life - Photography from Syria (Khaled Akacha)
A publication during the exhibition at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography of the same name
Khaled Akacha is a Syrian media activist and writer who resides in the city of Idlib. He uses his photography to report and document what is happening in his country.
The Glasgow Gallery of Photography began as a free online gallery in 2015, and since 2019 has a physical space in the city centre of Glasgow. Holding regular exhibitions throughout the year, the gallery displays the work of both Scottish and international photographers. And they have a nice selection of books for sale.
HELEN LEVIT, PHOTOFILE | PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHER
Brooklyn-born photographer Helen Levitt (b.31Aug1913 – d.29Mar2009) was an assistant to Walker Evans and a friend of Henri Cartier-Bresson, but forged her own path with fierce independence and endless curiosity about the world around her.
Her choice to display children playing in the street and explore street photography, fights against what was going on at the time.
She had to give up making her own prints in the 1990s due to sciatica, which also made standing and carrying her Leica difficult, causing her to switch to a small, automatic Contax.
She never married, living alone with her yellow tabby Blinky. Levitt died in her sleep on March 29th, 2009, at the age of 95.
David Levi Strauss described her as "the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time".
OHNE TITEL by DIANE ARBUS | PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOBOOK
When I had read the biography on Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer, by Arthur Lubow, I was determined to find for myself a photobook of her work. I found 'Ohne Titel' ('Untitled'), a German publication, and ordered it online from a German bookseller.
Born into considerable wealth, Arbus suffered all her life from the guilt of privilege. Her mother, Gertrude, was the heir to the family business, Russeks, a prestigious department store on 5th Avenue that sold furs. While Gertrude was detached to the point of cold, her husband, David Nemerov, was strict to the point of bullying.
'Ohne Titel' was published in 1995 by 'The Estate of Diane Arbus´. Support by Marvin Israel, who played such a major role in Diane's life, in the publication of this book is mentioned seperately.
The photos included in this book featured portraits taken outdoors during the final years of Arbus’ life
Because much of her work was so controversial and non-commercial, she was constantly pressed for money and depressed. She lamented that her work no longer gave her anything back and a photo of her
My book discussion on Arthur Lubow's biography can be found on MyBlog-2022Q1
SMEULEND VUUR by ARNALDUR INDRIDASON | CRIME FICTION BOOKS
Konráð is an emphatic person and (almost) always explains that he is a retired detective and people are not under any obligation to coöperate with his investigation. With certain men he blows a fuse though.
Konráð is still struggling with memories of his father: by whom and why was his father killed?
Slowly Konráð follows a trail of people and finds people who have a vague memory of a lonely, lost boy.
BLOEMENCORSO BOLLENSTREEK 2022 | FLOWERPARADE DUTCH
Enjoyed watching the floats go by yesterday (@Lisse) for the '2022 Bloemencorso Bollenstreek' parade.
ARCHEON | MUSEUM HISTORY
In the Archeon park & museum in Alphen a/d Rijn one travels a timeline from pre-historic days, through Medieval times and which ends in 14th century 'Gravendam'.
From Wikipedia: 'Archeon is an archeological open air and living museum in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands that did open in 1994.
THE KEUKENHOF, 'GARDEN OF EUROPE' | FLOWERS FLOWERBULBS
Keukenhof (EN: 'Kitchen garden'; a.ka. the Garden of Europe, is one of the world's largest flower gardens, situated in the municipality of Lisse, in the Netherlands.
The Keukenhof is located south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam in the area called the 'Dune and Bulb Region' (Duin- en Bollenstreek). It is accessible by bus from Haarlem and Leiden train stations as well as Schiphol.
CIRCUS AMSTERDAM by GERARD WESSEL | PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOBOOKS
For a long time, photographer Gerard Wessel lived on the Singel, in the centre of Amsterdam. There he became fascinated by the city’s multifarious urban life existing within a short distance from his house: junkies, prostitutes, tourists, vagrants, club kids, and rebellious youth.
"Don't call me a news photographer," says Gerard Wessel, "because I'm actually a traditional street photographer. Wandering through the city with a small-screen camera and without appointments, I feel happiest."
Immediately after his studies at the Hague School of Photography and Photonics, Wessel became staff photographer of Nieuwe Revu in 1985 and he became known as a chronicler of Dutch youth culture and as a 'court photographer' of pop star Herman Brood.
Like the photographer Cas Oorthuys, whom he also admires, Wessel spends as much time archiving and categorizing his photographic production as he does in photographing itself.
Pages: 192, illustrated colour & bw, 24 x 28 cm, paperbackb, Dutch/English
BILL BRANDT: THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE SINISTER @FOAM | EXHIBITION PHOTOGRAPHY
Visited today Bill Brandt's exhibition at FOAM (Fotografi Amsterdam), he's one of the most influential and internationally acclaimed photographer and photojournalist.
Bill Brandt’s work of the 1930s is characterised by its emphasis on social inequality in England during that time. By using his family contacts, he was able to visualise the extreme contrasts of wealth in British society.
Bill Brandt (born Hermann Wilhelm Brandt; 02May1904 – d.20Dec1983) was a British photographer and photojournalist.
ANTWERP by MICHAEL PYE | BOOKS HISTORY
Michael Pye’s focus is not on Antwerp of the past and present, but in its 'glory years', which filled most of the century that began in 1500.
Pye draws on a rich tapestry of sources – and individuals – to paint his portrait. Some were little known beyond inventories of the goods they left behind.
Antwerp was the world's market for ideas, spices and secrets. It was also the place for breaking the rules - intellectual, religious, sexual. I love the 16th century but this book shows 'there can be too much of a good thing'.
GRAND OPENING OF ATHENAEUM ZUIDOOST | BOOKSHOP BOOKS
We attended the festive opening of the Athenaeum Bookshop Zuidoost (Amsterdam) yesterday.
From March 2022 there is this quirky, spacious bookstore in the Amsterdams Poort shopping center – near the Amsterdam Arena: Athenaeum Boekhandel Zuidoost.
Staff and the Chair of the City Council Zuidoost, Tanja Jadnanansing, made their speeches (about the love of books, in every culture, at every age).
Gershwin Patrick Bonevacia (b.19May1992 in Rotterdam) read some of his work for those that gathered this day. He's a Dutch writer, poet and philosopher and from March 2019 to January 2022 he was 'city poet of Amsterdam'.
At Athenaeum Boekhandel Zuidoost one will find a rich and surprising assortment of books about history, fashion, film and music.