Sunday, February 21, 2010

The show goes on

It is all very well that the photographer is pioneering and traveling all over the world and in the arms of the Queen of Dreams and eating vegetarian and currently seeing the sun rise from the Sea of Cortez.
But the work and the show around all these activiteies must go on.
The people must be offered the service to see the photographs that have been taken.
And the friends running art galleries, the friends that design and publish photo books and many others must make a buck.

Yesterday in the big city of Eindhoven, in the south of the Netherlands, an exhibition opened of the sequences.
In a highly reputed photo gallery, the oldest in the Netherlands.
Called Galerie Pennings.

All images: © Merel Waagmeester

It was a rather informal opening because next week, on the 27th of February, the renowned artist, writer and art-critic Rommert Boonstra will give a lecture in the gallery Pennings about "Staged Photography" and open officially the sequence exhibition.
In anticipation of this event, a text has been written, together with Merel Waagmeester, in which it is explained that sequences as were made by this pioneering photographer are not belonging into the category of "Staged Photography".

Having a beautiful exhibition with all the activities surrounding it while far away and not present is not painful.
The presence is in the images.

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