zaterdag 30 april 2011

Groningen A-Z Hans Aarsman Hans van der Meer Mirelle Thijsen's Choice of Photobooks on Care environments and Matters of Life and Death Photography


Groningen A-Z. Groningen in foto's. Edited by Bas Vroege, Deanna Herst, Henrik Barends. Edam : Paradox, 1997. In-4° (29 x 29 cm). Broché. Photography :

Aarsman, Hans (NL, 1951) ;  Barelds, Bert (NL) ;  Berger, Wout (NL, 1941) ;  Blonk, Arthur (NL, 1945) ;  Boekhout, Henze (NL, 1947) ;  Boesveld, Michel (NL, 1957) ;  Boonstra, Rommert (NL, 1942) ;  Bosboom, Jur (NL, 1946) ;  Brake, Wim te (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Brasser, Fons (NL, 1944) ;  Broekhuis, Ton (NL, 1951) ;  Cock, Harry (NL, 1952) ;  Conens, Herman (NL) ;  Derwig, Jan (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Janssen, Bert (NL, 1957) ;  Kooi, Ellen (NL, 1962) ;  Kramer, Luuk (NL, 1958) ;  Lamsweerde, Inez van (NL, 1963) ;  Lange, Tineke de (NL) ;  Meer, Hans van der (NL, 1955) ;  Mulder, John (NL, 1963) ;  Nypels, Rob (NL, 1951) ; Pool, Freerk (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Pool, Geeske (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Pool, Thomas (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Sas, Hans (NL, 1941) ; Sengers, Harry (NL, 1948) ;  Stoel, John (NL) ;  Swart, Siebe (NL, 1957) ;  Vandermeer, Pieter (NL, 1940) ;  Visscher, Sjors (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Volmer, Marcel (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Vries, Janke de (NL, 1949) ;  Zwarts, Kim (NL, 1955).



This guide focuses on the meaning and significance of photobooks concerning health care environments. Heart-rending, intimate stories on matters of life, sickness, death and personal loss, are observed and experienced by consecutive generations of photographers working in the documentary tradition.











Groningen A-Z Hans Aarsman Hans van der Meer Mirelle Thijsen's Choice of Photobooks on Care environments and Matters of Life and Death Photography


Groningen A-Z. Groningen in foto's. Edited by Bas Vroege, Deanna Herst, Henrik Barends. Edam : Paradox, 1997. In-4° (29 x 29 cm). Broché. Photography :

Aarsman, Hans (NL, 1951) ;  Barelds, Bert (NL) ;  Berger, Wout (NL, 1941) ;  Blonk, Arthur (NL, 1945) ;  Boekhout, Henze (NL, 1947) ;  Boesveld, Michel (NL, 1957) ;  Boonstra, Rommert (NL, 1942) ;  Bosboom, Jur (NL, 1946) ;  Brake, Wim te (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Brasser, Fons (NL, 1944) ;  Broekhuis, Ton (NL, 1951) ;  Cock, Harry (NL, 1952) ;  Conens, Herman (NL) ;  Derwig, Jan (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Janssen, Bert (NL, 1957) ;  Kooi, Ellen (NL, 1962) ;  Kramer, Luuk (NL, 1958) ;  Lamsweerde, Inez van (NL, 1963) ;  Lange, Tineke de (NL) ;  Meer, Hans van der (NL, 1955) ;  Mulder, John (NL, 1963) ;  Nypels, Rob (NL, 1951) ; Pool, Freerk (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Pool, Geeske (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Pool, Thomas (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Sas, Hans (NL, 1941) ; Sengers, Harry (NL, 1948) ;  Stoel, John (NL) ;  Swart, Siebe (NL, 1957) ;  Vandermeer, Pieter (NL, 1940) ;  Visscher, Sjors (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Volmer, Marcel (NL) act. c.1995 ;  Vries, Janke de (NL, 1949) ;  Zwarts, Kim (NL, 1955).



This guide focuses on the meaning and significance of photobooks concerning health care environments. Heart-rending, intimate stories on matters of life, sickness, death and personal loss, are observed and experienced by consecutive generations of photographers working in the documentary tradition.











vrijdag 29 april 2011

Bijou-angel Linda-Maria Birbeck Mirelle Thijsen's Choice of Photobooks on Care environments and Matters of Life and Death Photography



Bijou-angel. Design by Bram Nijssen
Autres Directions. 2005. Oblong. Ills. Paperback.

Photobooks on care environ ments and matters of life and death in post-war Holland: THEN and NOW


This guide focuses on the meaning and significance of photobooks concerning health care environments. Heart-rending, intimate stories on matters of life, sickness, death and personal loss, are observed and experienced by consecutive generations of photographers working in the documentary tradition. Martien Coppens (1908-1986), Koos Breukel (1962), Carel van Hees (1954), Rince de Jong (1970), Roy Villevoye (1960), and Albert van Westing (1960) unveil various aspects of the everyday lives of their friends and family, as well as people in their professional environment who suffer from a severe illness or find themselves facing grim adversity. The photographers record how these people, some of whom are very dear to them, try to deal with their illness or misfortune with a need to hold on to memories of a happier past, and to understand their slow deterioration and the bewilderment that comes with it. There is often a great sense of urgency: the clock is ticking.

The world of the loved one, the patient, is turned upside down. Suddenly, life is built around medical care and attempts to find a new sense of meaning and purpose. A new dimension is added to the concept of ‘home’: ‘home’ is no longer a safe and protected place, and consequently the patient no longer experiences it as such. ‘Home’ turns into a health care environment. Simultaneously, a different kind of reality suddenly becomes of vital importance close to home: the care facility. That turns into a new ‘home’ of sorts, in the shape of a transitory location of controlled care and attention. The hospital, the nursing home, the mental institution; they are like hotels – a temporary accommodation, often born out of necessity, sometimes unwanted; a place to meet fellow sufferers. The photographer infringes upon that environment; he/she considers the ‘home away from home’ his/her work environment.

The core of the exhibition is shaped by photobooks published by and on the Dutch public health care. In addition, photobooks on consumer driven health care and loss within one’s domestic circle and circle of friends are put on view, self-published by modern day photographers. Those publications are considered to be an extension of the genre. Within the genre, photobooks since post-war reconstruction constitute a category of their own.

After World War II photographers recorded their fascination of the harsh reality of human suffering in a number of photobooks. Each of the 25 photobooks selected for this exhibition represents a photographer’s strategy regarding the documentation of medical and personal care in public and private space, then and now. Not only do they show the progression of personal tragedy; they also display the development of care environments in The Netherlands, and the birth of a genre in documentary photography. In this exhibition you will find visual narratives on academic hospitals by the first generation of photographers to work in a tradition of humanist photography and who were members of the Dutch photographer’s guild (GKf). Among them are Eva Besnyö (1910-2003) and Ad Windig (1912-1996). Photobooks that were published after the Second World War are composed around the verb ‘to live’. Moralistic and patronizing in tone they speak of nursing and nurturing in a confined workplace; mental bewilderment and daily care; a ‘day in the life’ of a patient in a care environment that tries to mimic a home life. These publications subsequently make way for self-published and digitally produced book projects. The personal involvement reflected in those projects is domestic and local in nature, focused on the photographer’s own environment and family. Books on display by contemporary author-photographers like Linda-Maria Birbeck (1974), Annelies Goedhart (1979) and Jaap Scheeren (1979) reveal that approach.

Photobooks are selected that were groundbreaking in their day and in the way they depict the socially, often highly sensitive, themes of health care in text and images. Further, the books stand out for their technical execution, layout and way of photographic storytelling. In sum, this exhibition is about commissioners, photographers, graphic designers and graphic industry that have played an important role in the history of photography and graphic design.














Bijou-angel Linda-Maria Birbeck Mirelle Thijsen's Choice of Photobooks on Care environments and Matters of Life and Death Photography



Bijou-angel. Design by Bram Nijssen
Autres Directions. 2005. Oblong. Ills. Paperback.

Photobooks on care environ ments and matters of life and death in post-war Holland: THEN and NOW


This guide focuses on the meaning and significance of photobooks concerning health care environments. Heart-rending, intimate stories on matters of life, sickness, death and personal loss, are observed and experienced by consecutive generations of photographers working in the documentary tradition. Martien Coppens (1908-1986), Koos Breukel (1962), Carel van Hees (1954), Rince de Jong (1970), Roy Villevoye (1960), and Albert van Westing (1960) unveil various aspects of the everyday lives of their friends and family, as well as people in their professional environment who suffer from a severe illness or find themselves facing grim adversity. The photographers record how these people, some of whom are very dear to them, try to deal with their illness or misfortune with a need to hold on to memories of a happier past, and to understand their slow deterioration and the bewilderment that comes with it. There is often a great sense of urgency: the clock is ticking.

The world of the loved one, the patient, is turned upside down. Suddenly, life is built around medical care and attempts to find a new sense of meaning and purpose. A new dimension is added to the concept of ‘home’: ‘home’ is no longer a safe and protected place, and consequently the patient no longer experiences it as such. ‘Home’ turns into a health care environment. Simultaneously, a different kind of reality suddenly becomes of vital importance close to home: the care facility. That turns into a new ‘home’ of sorts, in the shape of a transitory location of controlled care and attention. The hospital, the nursing home, the mental institution; they are like hotels – a temporary accommodation, often born out of necessity, sometimes unwanted; a place to meet fellow sufferers. The photographer infringes upon that environment; he/she considers the ‘home away from home’ his/her work environment.

The core of the exhibition is shaped by photobooks published by and on the Dutch public health care. In addition, photobooks on consumer driven health care and loss within one’s domestic circle and circle of friends are put on view, self-published by modern day photographers. Those publications are considered to be an extension of the genre. Within the genre, photobooks since post-war reconstruction constitute a category of their own.

After World War II photographers recorded their fascination of the harsh reality of human suffering in a number of photobooks. Each of the 25 photobooks selected for this exhibition represents a photographer’s strategy regarding the documentation of medical and personal care in public and private space, then and now. Not only do they show the progression of personal tragedy; they also display the development of care environments in The Netherlands, and the birth of a genre in documentary photography. In this exhibition you will find visual narratives on academic hospitals by the first generation of photographers to work in a tradition of humanist photography and who were members of the Dutch photographer’s guild (GKf). Among them are Eva Besnyö (1910-2003) and Ad Windig (1912-1996). Photobooks that were published after the Second World War are composed around the verb ‘to live’. Moralistic and patronizing in tone they speak of nursing and nurturing in a confined workplace; mental bewilderment and daily care; a ‘day in the life’ of a patient in a care environment that tries to mimic a home life. These publications subsequently make way for self-published and digitally produced book projects. The personal involvement reflected in those projects is domestic and local in nature, focused on the photographer’s own environment and family. Books on display by contemporary author-photographers like Linda-Maria Birbeck (1974), Annelies Goedhart (1979) and Jaap Scheeren (1979) reveal that approach.

Photobooks are selected that were groundbreaking in their day and in the way they depict the socially, often highly sensitive, themes of health care in text and images. Further, the books stand out for their technical execution, layout and way of photographic storytelling. In sum, this exhibition is about commissioners, photographers, graphic designers and graphic industry that have played an important role in the history of photography and graphic design.














woensdag 27 april 2011

Richard Prince Jokes and Cartoons Ringier Annual Report 2005 Photography

Richard Prince: Jokes and Cartoons

Edited by Beatrix Ruf.

In conveying the seriousness with which he sees and uses his lighthearted material, Richard Prince has said, "Jokes and cartoons are part of any mainstream magazine. Especially magazines like The New Yorker or Playboy. They're right up there with the editorial and advertisements and table of contents and letters to the editors. They're part of the layout, part of the Îsights' and Îgags.' Sometimes they're political, sometimes they just make fun of everyday life. Once in a while they drive people to protest and storm foreign embassies and kill people. Prince has always recycled found materials from American popular culture, most often images from advertisements and magazine photography. He re-photographs, silkscreens, overpaints, frames, enlarges or composes collages, playing with the material's somehow empty meaning. Citation, deflection, appropriation: every treatment is explored and played with. Among these works, as among the pages of the magazines, jokes and cartoons occupy an important place. This book, conceived by the artist, assembles for the first time the raw material of the creation of his "Joke Paintings"--not just the well-known works, but never-before-seen examples from his personal collection, his unpublished manuscripts and the original cartoons and jokes themselves.

Ringier is a multinational integrated media company. Founded in 1833, Ringier is carrying print, broadcast, radio, online and mobile media brands, and is a successful player in the printing, entertainment and internet business. Ringier is a Swiss family-company with headquarters in Zurich.