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The Dutch photo book

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The Dutch photo book

Time: January 21, 2012 to April 29, 2012
Location: Nederlands Fotomuseum
Street: Wilhelminakade 332
City/Town: NL-3072 AR Rotterdam
Website or Map: http://www.nederlandsfotomuse…
Phone: +31 (0)10-2030405
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Nederlands Fotomuseum
Latest Activity: Aug 18, 2011

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First overview of the development of the Dutch photo book since 1945 and its significance for the Dutch photography. With highlights from the past 65 years, including many important Dutch photographers and graphic designers.

Despite - or perhaps because - the digitization of photography, the traditional medium of the photo book is (still) enormously popular amongst contemporary photographers. They see the book as the ideal form to present their work and to tell their story. The Dutch photo book has built over the years a certain reputation. The close collaboration between graphic designers and photographers determined in the period after 1945 the quality of the Dutch photo books. Gerry Badger wrote: ": ‘One of the most active photobook cultures in the postwar years was Holland, rivalling and perhaps exceeding even France.”

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