Haarlem photo club

It is the weekend of culture, this 12th and 13th September in Haarlem. There are lots of activities to do in the city. And topics to photograph. Here the highlights in a row. Read More

Vivian Maier, Street Photographer is a retrospective exhibition featuring the work of a female street photographer whose impressive oeuvre was only discovered at the end of her life – and then immediately caused a worldwide sensation. Vivian Maier (New York, 1926 – 2009) worked as a professional nanny throughout her life. In her free time, she documented life in large American cities such as New York and Chicago, although no one in her immediate circle ever saw the results. She left behind an imposing body of work, consisting of 150,000 negatives.

For more information about this event, exhibited at Foam, until 28 january 2015 go and see this website about Vivian Maier.

The Foam photography museum is located on the Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam

Good to know, with City Card/Stadspas/ICOM/Museumcard/I Amsterdam City Card free access is available.

On Sunday, October 26th our first photo exhibition & lecture by the photographer was there. Olaf Kramer welcomed us in Bar Wolkers to tell all about his urbex photography collection, for this occasion bundled and adequately titled Abandoned & Captured. Read More

Great photo exhibitions now in the Netherlands.

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The Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem shows until 28 September 2014 a marvellous exhibition:  Rineke Dijkstra | 17th Century Portraits, focusing on the interesting dialogue between the portraiture style found in Golden Age paintings and the contemporary works of photographer Rineke Dijkstra.

The Haarlem Photo Club will visit the exhibition on 27 September 2014. Are you joining?  Afterwards we will share our impressions in a café nearby. If you have already seen the exhibition, you are welcome to join us only for a drink. Sign up now.

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Who does not know the picture of the Afghan girl with penetrating glance? It is world famous picture of Steve McCurry; also known as “the Mona Lisa of photography. Like this picture, there are numerous other photos that have been under the banner of National Geographic. The work of 10 great photographers exhibited in the Tropical Museum in Amsterdam.

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Autumn is getting closer and it is more tempting to plop, with legs up on the bench this weekend but that would be a shame. Indeed, it is the weekend of culture, this 13th and 14th September in Haarlem. There are lots of activities to do in the city. Here the highlights in a row.

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The Amsterdam photo fair UNSEEN is rapidly approaching 18-21 September 2014. This fair draws a large international crowd and is packed with events for anyone interested in photography. Many people go to this fair with high expectations of seeing some amazing high quality photographs, by undiscovered photography talent and unseen work by established photographers.

But some get disappointed… Why?

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Every photo has a story. Why does someone during his whole life shoot only woman legs? Who was the woman with the mysterious name Tai Aagen-Moro? And what’s in the soup of Daguerre? Read More

On February 14, the winners of the prestigious annual World Press Photo contest were announced in Amsterdam. John Stanmeyer from the U.S. received the prize for World Press Photo of the Year 2013 with his piece “Signal”.

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