woensdag 19 december 2018
Yesterday's Paper China in the PhotoBook Dirk Jan Van Den Berg Photography
2007 《Yesterday's Paper》 Dirk Jan Van Den Berg
Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2007
Venue: XYZ Gallery
Phone： 010 8459 9299
Initiator : Frederike Mijnlieff
Curator： Fan Xueyi Catherine Cheng
“My camera is the extension of the visual senses. It stills moments of people, objects and structures that otherwise would last seconds or even less. A good picture is not a mere image; it reflects emotion, it tells a story in a split second. I like my photographs to fit a template of diagonals and straights, probably reflecting strive for rationality and order. I am pleasantly surprised to find out that people like my work, it means that my hard drive is no longer its terminal station. It is a great pleasure that some of my work is put on display for other people to enjoy”.
Dirk Jan van den Berg was born in 1953 in Hilversum in the Netherlands. After his studies in econometrics at the State University in Groningen in the Netherlands, he embarked upon a career in the Dutch civil service. He had several positions in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; he served his country as the ambassador to the United Nations in New York. Currently he is the ambassador to the PR of China. In January 2008 Dirk Jan van den Berg will leave the Dutch foreign service and will assume the position of President of Delft University of Technology.
Beijing, 15th of December 2007.