zaterdag 28 juni 2008

Dutch Eyes Kors van Bennekom Street Family Photography Photojournalism

Kors van Bennekom - Kors's Choice 11 July - 14 September 2008

Foam presents an exhibition celebrating the seventy-fifth birthday of the Amsterdam photographer Kor van Bennekom (b. 1933). It was in 1956, at the height of the Cold War, that Kor van Bennekom began working as a photographer for the communist newspaper De Waarheid, where he remained with until 1965. His photos provide a magnificent record of ordinary, hard-working people in a city rebuilding after the war, racked by poverty and unrest. In 1966 Van Bennekom helped found Uitkrant voor Amsterdammers, a magazine of listings and articles about culture in the capital. Van Bennekom brought street photography into the theatre, portraying Dutch and international actors, musicians, ballet dancers and cabaret artists in a bold and vibrant style. At the same time, Van Bennekom also photographed his family. These photos tell the simple, unadorned story of a home life in which his wife Ine, his children, grandchildren and he himself are the main characters. Kor van Bennekom is a combination of street photographer, theatre photographer and family photographer, whose remarkable oeuvre reflects the history of the Netherlands in the second half of the twentieth century.

See for more family photography of Kors van Bennekom ... & Sally Mann ... & L.P. Polhuis ....

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