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Ed van der Elsken: Amsterdam!
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Ed van der Elsken: Amsterdam!

He compiled the photographs Ed van der Elsken took in "his city" between 1947 and 1970 in the photo book Amsterdam. An unmissable time document of the famous city photographer.


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'My Amsterdam. My Amsterdammers. That's what Ed van der Elsken wanted to capture, preferably from nice and close by. 'People from decent neighborhoods, the Nieuwmarkt, the Jodenbuurt, the Pijp, Kattenburg. People who never come to the Apollolaan or the Goudkust, well maybe as a milkman, or as a burglar.'

Ed van der Elsken loved commotion, action. Not for nothing did he call Amsterdam "my hunting ground. He photographed demonstrations, the market, the fair, traffic. But also workmen, rebellious youths and pretty girls. And 'dirty knoll merchants' who often cracked down on riots. The photographs he took in 'his city' between 1947 and 1970 he collected in the photobook Amsterdam, the first edition of which appeared in 1979. His innovative and disarming style made the book a classic. Now a reissue appears, for which new scans have been made of all the original negatives.

Title: Amsterdam!
Size: 296 x 305 x 17 mm
Size: 234 pages
Weight: 1500 grams
Language: Dutch
Material: Hardcover
ISBN: 9789059373792


Ed van der Elsken

Ed van der Elsken, the "enfant terrible" of Dutch photography was a talented photographer and filmmaker who for over forty years shaped his encounters with people in photographs, photo books and films. Strolling through world cities such as Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Amsterdam or touring Africa and Japan, he preferred to point his camera at...