maandag 25 mei 2015

Crowned Photo Kees Scherer Prize 1993-2015 The Best Dutch PhotoBook Naarden Fotofestival Photography

The biannual Photo Kees Scherer Prize for the best Dutch photo book has been awarded eleven times to top-class photographers: Catrien Ariëns, Bertien van Manen, Eddy Posthuma de Boer, Paul den Hollander, Theo Baart, Céline van Balen, Geert van Kesteren, Kadir van Lohuizen, Niels Stomp, Henk Wildschut and Viviane Sassen. In 2015, the prize is given to Koos Breukel, during the Naarden Photo festival. A tradition since 1993, it will be concluded with the presentation of an extensive, compact, accessible publication presenting the winning books, combined with the jury report and also with current work by the prize winners.

Hans van Blommestein worked as art director for Avenue. He was also chief curator of the Naarden Photo Festival, designer for the World Press Photo yearbooks and art director of M, the monthly magazine of NRC Handelsblad. He is co-compiler and designer of Fotofolio.

Bart Nieuwenhuijs is a freelance all round photographer. After a successful period in magazine photography, Nieuwenhuijs devoted himself to advertising photography. He is co-compiler of Fotofolio and board member of the Kees Scherer Foundation. - See more at:

CATRIEN ARIËNS - in De Beste Tradities

Amsterdam, Rap. 1992, First Edition. (ISBN: 9060054512) Hard Cover Cloth, 309 x 275 Mm. 94 pages, B&W photography. Introduction by J.L.Heldring. Epiloge by Catrien Ariëns. Text in Dutch. 

A Hundred Summers, A Hundred Winters

Manen, Bertien Van

Published by De Verbeelding November 1995, Amsterdam, 1995
Small Square 4to, Unpaginated (ca 120pp). Printed wraps as issued. 73 colour plates and 2 photo collages. "Photographing in the former Soviet Union between 1990 and 1994, van Manen provides windows into Russian lives after years of struggle under the regime. Leading Polish journalist Ryszard Kapu ci ski, who died last year, noted in his introduction to van ManenÕs work that her lens stands apart from the typical journalistic report on Russia, capturing the Òmost inaccessible of places Ð the homes of ordinary people Ð in order to show us how millions of Russians live and sleep, what they eat, what they look like in their everyday life, in their flats, at their tables, in their beds.". Phenomenally beautiful. 

Voor het oog van de wereld.

Posthuma de Boer, Eddy - Nooteboom, Cees et al.

Published by Amsterdam, Thomas Rap., 1996, 1996
ISBN 10: 9060054377 / ISBN 13: 9789060054376
Amsterdam, Thomas Rap., 1996. Illustrated stiff wrappers (softcover), 30 x 24 cm., 288 pp. text in Dutch with b/w photographic illustrations and plates.

PAUL DEN HOLLANDER - Voyage Botanique Both Book and Original Photograph SIGNED & Dedicated By Paul Den Hollander

Breda, Paul Den Hollander 1997. 1997, First Edition. (ISBN: 9080084948) Stiff Fold/Illustrated Wrapper, 321 x 318 Mm. 99 pages, illustrated in B&W. Fotowerken 1992-1994. (little) txt in Dutch and English. Voyage Botanique, SIGNED and dedicated by the photographer; voor Toon en Nelleke met alle goeds, Paul. Incerted Barietdruk; A.P. III Hortus Siccus. IV. # 1 - 1993 - Paul den Hollander - voor Toon en Nelleke - written in pencil. (the image of page 27 of the book). 

Bouwlust = The urbanization of a polder.,

Baart, Theo:

Verlag: Rotterdam : NAi,, 1999
ISBN 10: 9056621017 / ISBN 13: 9789056621018
243 S. Umschlag berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar. - Text holländ. und engl. - The Dutch countryside is under great pressure from, among other things, increasing urbanization. Bouwlust charts the transformation of Haarlemmermeerpolder - a striking example of urban development -from an agricultural to a suburban area. Haarlemmermeer was reclaimed in the middle of last century. Up until twenty years ago, the polder was used almost exclusively for agriculture. Urbanization of the polder began in the seventies. Schiphol Airport, which had been isolated, expanded and became joined to Hoofddorp, the polder's main village. Large new housing developments were grafted onto the village and the number of inhabitants increased ten-fold. A new landscape developed with car ports, 'semi-detached country cottages', pedestrian priority estates and shopping malls. The centre of this one-hundred-year-öld village was the scene of a struggle between the old and the new. The old lest. Now that it is almost completely disengaged from its past, the 'new town' is interchangeable with many other residential developments in the Netherlands: it is the country's main village. Theo Baart grew up in this area and over the past twenty years has photographed the process of transformation. He is not prompted by nostalgia, but by amazement at the way in which progress manifests itself. Tracy Metz describes how former administrators and civil servants perceived the transformation. Warna Oosterbaan examines the social and cultural changes attendant on this process. Noël van Dooren analyses the plans for the area. The book also includes a number of poems about the changing landscape by Willem van Toorn. The design is by Typography & Other Serious Matters. ISBN 9789056621018 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 Mit zahlr. auch farb. Abb. Broschiert mit Umschlag. 

Céline (Celine) van Balen. 

Balen, Céline (Celine) van -

Published by Amsterdam, Stichting Basalt & van Zoetendaal, 2002, 2002
ISBN 10: 9075574215 / ISBN 13: 9789075574210
Amsterdam, Stichting Basalt & van Zoetendaal, 2002. Cloth-covered boards (hardcover) with mounted color plate, 31 x 24,5 cms, 59 pp. text in English with color and b/w plates, biography, exhibit history, bilingual. Signed by Céline van Balen on title-page. 

Diamond Matters (Hardcover)

by Kadir van Lohuizen
Mirroring the progress of the diamond from the mines of Africa to the world of fashion, Diamond Matters records the lifespan of the world’s most precious stone. Starting with the mineworkers—many just children—celebrated photographer Kadir van Lohuizen tracks the sparkling ice on its socially upward journey. With interviews from those digging it from hillsides with bare hands to participants in conflicts in Zaire, Sierra Leone, and Angola; to dealers and to wearers, it is a beautiful yet deeply disturbing and thought-provoking book.The book charts the rising awareness of the blood diamond issue, as pressure and the threat to its image grew in the diamond industry to create a certification system guaranteeing that only conflict-free diamonds came on the market. While new pacts have reduced smuggling and added more transparency, still little of the world’s enormous mineral profits flow back to the people. A fair-trade agreement with profits shared by all is the next step.Bound in luxurious suede, with a small diamond on the front cover, and elegantly printed in tritone on five different papers, Diamond Matters is an explosive idea in a small package.Dutch-born Kadir van Lohuizen is the recipient of numerous international awards and grants, including prizes from World Press Photo in 1997 and Foundation Vluchteling; the Dick Scherpenzeel Prize in 2000; a 2001 grant from the Foundation for Visual Arts, Design, and Architecture; and more. He is the author of five books ...  


Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS, Artimo., 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 90-8546-009-3) Pictorial Wrappers, 8vo, np (544pp), 245 color illustrations. Text in English and Arabic. "Why Mister, Why?" is a compelling account from Dutch photojournalist Geert van Kesteren. For the most part of 2003 and into 2004, van Kesteren made these images in a struggling Iraq, intertwining them with his personal experience of the situation in diary-like notes. In that way, this body of work resonates with an honesty found only when the narrator and photographer of a story are one and the same. The situation in Iraq, following the declaration of "mission accomplished," represented a culture clash of rare proportions, and van Kesteren was witness to what went wrong. He saw clouds of sadness coming from the mass graves created by the Saddam regime, while Shi'ites enjoyed their awakening freedom. Embedded within the ranks of US troops, he witnessed disgraceful raids on Iraqi citizens. And these accounts are presented here for the reader to see, feel, and try to understand. In a clear photojournalistic way, van Kesteren outlines why it will take a long time before the Iraqi people can enjoy the semblance of peace. Accompanying the images is an introduction by Newsweek senior editor Michael Hirsh, with whom Van Kesteren shared several tense moments in Iraq". A pristine copy (cited on page 241 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II" and page 45 of "From Fair to Fine 3") of the English and Arabic language edition of this eccentrically bound gem..

STOMPS, NIELS - MIST Three Gorges Dam China.

Rotterdam, Veenman Publishers, 2007 sewn without a cover and with yellow dyed glue orig white cover loose as issued 24 x 30 cm 120 pp essay in English by Catherine Somzé first edition signed striking lay out important photobook


Henk Wildschut,

Published by Post Editions February 2011, 2011
ISBN 10: 946083034X / ISBN 13: 9789460830341
In Henk Wildschut's powerful new book, he uses makeshift shelters to document the lives of migrants - whether they're known as refugees, asylum-seekers or illegal immigrants - who have traveled many miles to Europe but whose journey is still unfinished. Wildschut's photos show the remarkably inventive encampments built of waste materials in which these travelers exist, capturing the way in which this basic necessity of life shows the underlying story of violence, fear, political manipulation, desire, courage, sadness and anxiety. In focusing on the individuality of these dwellings - an incongruously colorful quilt, a plastic tent in a field of snow - Wildschut allows viewers to see these lives vividly, to transcend what he calls 'the platitude of photography.' Full-color photos, a rich essay and a beautiful fold-out cover. In Henk Wildschut's powerful new book, he uses makeshift shelters to documentthe lives of migrants - whether they're known as refugees, asylum-seekers or illegalimmigrants - who have traveled many miles to Europe but whose journey is stillunfinished. Wildschut's photos show the remarkably inventive encampments builtof waste materials in which these travelers exist, capturing the way in which thisbasic necessity of life shows the underlying story of violence, fear, politicalmanipulation, desire, courage, sadness and anxiety. In focusing on the individualityof these dwellings - an incongruously colorful quilt, a plastic tent in a field ofsnow - Wildschut allows viewers to see these lives vividly, to transcend what he calls''the platitude of photography.'' Full-color photos, a rich essay and a beautifulfold-out cover.

Viviane Sassen: In and Out of Fashion

Viviane Sassen

Verlag: Prestel Verlag, 2013
ISBN 10: 3791348280 / ISBN 13: 9783791348285
Gebraucht - Sehr gut SG - Ungelesenes Mängelexemplar mit leichten Lagerspuren, Versand per Büchersendung - Farben, Formen, Posen - Modefotografie wird Kunst Die niederländische Fotografin Viviane Sassen zählt heute zu den erfolgreichsten Fotografinnen ihrer Generation. Ihre künstlerisch absolut eigenständigen Arbeiten, die sich zwischen den Genres von Mode-, Kunst- und Dokumentarfotografie bewegen, erscheinen in den wichtigsten Modemagazinen weltweit. Der Fokus liegt bei diesem Band auf ihren Kampagnen für Marken wie Miu Miu, Adidas, Stella McCartney, Diesel, Louis Vuitton, Viktor & Rolf. Gestaltet vom preisgekrönten niederländischen Designerbüro SYB, zeigt das Buch die ganze Bandbreite ihrer Bildsprache: harte Kontraste im Spiel von Licht und Schatten, knallige Farben und expressive Posen - Modefotografie als Kunstwerk. 296 pp. 

Viviane Sassen - In and out of fashion from Matej Sitar on Vimeo.

Koos Breukel, Me We (Hardcover)

by Erwin Mortier, et al.
Stunning portrait photography from photographer Koos Breukel As well as portraits of young and old, newborn and teenage, farmers and families, the book also includes portraits of Lucien Freud, Louise Bourgeois and Lou Reed Reminiscent of the Dutch portrait paintings of the 17th century, Breukel"s simple, direct presentation is arresting in its simplicity and humility. Newsweek ME, WE was the full text of the improvised poem that Muhammad Ali delivered to a crowd of Harvard students in 1975. It can be interpreted as a cheerful tribute to life, expressing unity and at the same time individuality. Dutch photographer Koos Breukel (1962) chose it as the title for this book that assembles portraits from the first 30 years of his career, focusing on the circle of life: be born, grow up, develop and express yourself, love, suffer, and die. Koos Breukel is a portraitist of farmers and artists, newborn babies and politicians, the sick and the old. ME WE, with a poignant contribution by the prize-winning author Erwin Mortier, is Breukel"s mid-career retrospective as well as his homage to life. ISBN: 9491376640  
Paradox is pleased to announce that Me We by Koos Breukel is nominated for the Photo Kees Scherer Prize. This biannual award is given to the best photobook of 2013 and 2014 in The Netherlands. 

Me We
 is the title for Koos Breukel’s magnus opus: a book bringing together the pictures from the first 30 years of his career. Koos Breukel’s aim has been to produce truthful portraits, approaching his subjects with an unprejudiced integrity. However dark his portraits may feel, he is passionate about life. Be born, grow up, develop and express oneself, love, suffer and die. 

The jury of the Photo Kees Scherer Prize consisted of Anneke van Veen, Anthon Beeke, Hans van Blommestein, Ellen Dosse, Marga Rotteveel, Max van Rooy and Rik Suermondt. Out of 158 submissions, three books were nominatedMe We by Koos Breukel, The Edge of Civilization by Eddy van Wessel, and Rijksmuseum by Wijnanda Deroo. The publication Me We is designed by Sabine Verschueren and co-published by Paradox, YdocFoundation and Hannibal Publishing.

The winner of the Photo Kees Scherer Prize will be awarded 5000€. The result will be announced on May 14th during Photofestival Naarden. As part of this event, a selection of submitted books will be showcased.

The Photo Kees Scherer Prize 2015 is the twelfth and final edition. The Photo Archive Kees Scherer, founded in 1987, has decided to terminate its activities. The financial resources that made the award available have come to an end.

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