THE GALLERY: The gallery specializes in 20th century and contemporary photography. There are photos in stock of national and international established artists but also from upcoming talents. The various levels, approaches and used materials stand for an exciting mix.
ADDRESS: Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 2 links, 1016 KS Amsterdam
PHONE: +31 (0)20 4286575
Phone at fair: +31 (0)6 15007777
Fax: +31 (0)20 4283029
OPENINGHOURS: Wednesday - Saturday 1.00 - 6.00 p.m.
and by appointment
ARTISTS SHOWN AT FAIR: Reinier Gerritsen, Lilith, Els van der Monde, Diana Blok, Marcel Hoes, Elliott Erwitt, Christopher Regis-Gludd, Jonathan Papir, Candida Höfer, Huang Yan, Loretta Lux, Dan Isaac Wallin, Maja Kristin Nylander, Fergus Greer, Lisa Holden, Anno van der Heide
GALLERY ARTISTS: Reinier Gerritsen, Lilith, Els van der Monde, Diana Blok, Marcel Hoes, Diane Arbus, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul Blanca, Larry Clark, William Claxton, Michel Comte, Robert Doisneau, Desiree Dolron, Rineke Dijkstra, Elliott Erwitt, Dirk de Herder, Erwin Olaf, Christopher Regis-Gludd, Jonathan Papir, Massimo Vitali, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Huang Yan, Paul Huf, David Hurn, Colin Jones, Peter Keetman, Annie Leibovitz, Loretta Lux, Ulrich Mack, Richard Misrach, Chris Plytas, Gérard Rancinan, René-Jacques, Herb Ritts, Andres Serrano, Tristan Siegmann, Jock Sturges, Watson Eric, Hanne van der Woude, Vincent Zedelius, Dan Isaac Wallin, Maja Kristin Nylander, Fergus Greer, Lisa Holden, Anno van der Heide, Derk Bos
Diana Blok, The girl from Itaparica, 2002, photo iris print, 90 × 115 cm
The Europeans by Pim Milo
Impatiently people are waiting for the traffic lights to turn green in order to cross the street. Time is filled in with watching. Nothing escapes the restless eye. Everything and everybody is gazed at intrusively. With a casual or candid look people observe their immediate surroundings. It seems impossible to take a picture of this mass of people that is peering around without them noticing it. Still it can be done, because there is no eye contact with the photographer, there is no visible reaction? Reinier Gerritsen reaches this candid result by dressing up in a fluorescent safety jacket, which changes him from a curious photographer into a land surveyor who works for the local council and makes his observations. This changes him from an intruder on other people's privacy into someone who is part of the ordinary street scene. By dressing up in a grotesque suit, he trivializes his presence and becomes therefore invisible. Gerritsen aims his lens at the masses. He already did this in ten European cities. In medium shots from head to hips, about the same way we ourselves look at our fellow human beings, he draws the individual from the faceless masses and presents us with a fascinating spectacle. For don't we all like to spy on each other? Gerritsen is obsessed by body language which betrays in which mood a human being finds himself. In those different poses he sees the choreography of a personal expression. It is an almost cinematographic experience when he observes groups of moving and waiting people through his camera lens. All pictures show us the same mix of people, no matter the city or the country where the photo was taken. As a cultural sociologic document these photos form a typology of the multi cultural society in the unstoppable and unmistaken European unification process. Lees verder ...