Erwin Olaf, one of the Netherlands’ most famous photographers, is currently displaying a diverse exhibition of his portfolio in The Hague Museum of Photography. The Amsterdam Photo Club visited the exhibition this weekend for a first sneak peek.
His recent portraits of the royal family drew widespread admiration, will turn sixty this year; hence a good moment to stage a major retrospective. The Hague Museum of Photography is focusing on Olaf’s transition from analogue photojournalist to digital image-maker and storyteller.
The exhibition also contains twenty photographs by famous photographers of the past who have been a vital source of inspiration to him. In this exhibition, you’ll see non-commissioned work by Olaf from 2000 to his most recent series, including the work he produced in Shanghai and his most recent series Palm Springs, on display for the first time. Olaf is showing his photography in the form of installations, in combination with film, sound and sculpture.s
The exhibition runs from 16 Feb — 12 May 2019
Fotomuseum Den Haag / Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
2517 HV Den Haag