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11 April 2012

Anja van Buuren


In the seventies, Anja van Buuren photographed her most intimate moments and those of her friend Merel. They had an open relationship with different partners. She recorded her life in photographs and diary notes.

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Recent acquisition - March 2012

— 8 April 2012

Installation views exhibition GEMAK, The Hague (until April 29)

—28 March 2012
6 March 2012

Johanna Vliegenthart


One of the most notable photographers of the seventies was the paranormal Johanna Vliegenthart. She combined her extraordinary gifts with inventive photographic methods. The pictures shown here, I found at the annual paranormal fair in The Hague.

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2 March 2012

Adriaan Paauw

1765 - 1792

The most spectacular discovery in my career as a photo collector was without doubt the work of Adriaan Paauw, most likely the first inventor of photography. During a routine visit to the weekly antique market in The Hague, one of the dealers showed me a tin box containing a well-thumbed copy of an eighteenth-century scientific literature classic - the Chemische Abhandlung von der Luft und dem Feuer by the Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.

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27 February 2012

Fien Huijbregts

1910 - 1977

Fien Huijbregts has had only a short career as photographer. Around 1930, she formed part of the surrealist movement in Brussels. In Dutch photography, surrealism is essentially non-existent, and Huijbregts is an important exception. Her work is informed by her remarkable ability to see a different reality in ordinary objects.

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Part of the De Nooy Collection exhibited in GEMAK

—26 February 2012
20 February 2012

Théophile de Bock

1851 - 1904

Théophile de Bock is still relatively famous because he assisted with the Panorama Mesdag, was regularly mentioned in the letters of Van Gogh and because several streets in The Netherlands bear his name. As an independent painter however, he has been practically forgotten. The discovery of this series of photographs could well change this situation since it sheds a completely new light on his painting activities. Moreover, De Bock appears to be one of the few nineteenth-century landscape photographer in the history of Dutch photography.

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15 February 2012

Yvon de Korte

1948 - 1979

Besides photography, Yvon de Korte also made movies, drawings and paintings. At the time of the Dutch feminist photomagazine Haarscherp (1977), she had just won an important film prize. Shortly after, she died in an accident.

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15 February 2012

Sammy Hegontvlug


Socially critical female photographer who published, amongst others, in the feminist photo magazine Haarscherp.

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