16 February 2020

Emma Couperus

1885 - 1979

Having never deigned to touch a camera herself, Couperus nonetheless created a peculiar photographic oeuvre.

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26 November 2017

Els Kavelaar

1935 - 2004

Psychiatrist Els Kavelaar proved that photography can be used as a tool to make diagnoses. She had her clients pose in front of the camera and asked searching, personal questions. Using a motor drive, she made countless photos for psychiatric evaluation.

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Work from Henricus Engelen on show in the Van GoghHuis

—30 September 2017

Photographers from the Collection in the Dutch Photography Museum

—14 June 2017

Recent Acquisition

— 8 January 2017
21 November 2016

Ine Wiegers

1897 - 1965

Working in complete isolation, Ine Wiegers created an unusually original oeuvre in fashion photography. Her insights are as fresh today as they were 60 years ago.

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3 November 2016

Piet Treep

1870 - 1934

As an architecture painter he was a failure, but as a producer of postcards Piet Treep was one of the most important representatives of his time. Many of his cards can be seen as a combination of genres: group portraits and architecture.

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15 October 2015

Henricus Engelen

1783 - 1847

Van Gogh’s influence on modern culture is stronger than ever and it is hard to overestimate his reputation. Nevertheless, an in-depth investigation of a newly discovered manuscript suggests that his influence goes much further than has been imagined up until now.

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20 November 2014

Alex Heuvelkering


In the eighties, Alex Heuvelkering studied chemistry at the University of Leiden. He also completed various autonomous photo projects, none of which has been made public. The publication of the work of this autodidact may therefore be rightfully called a scoop.

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New monograph: Party Photographer

— 9 October 2014
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