Two lesser known great photographers
Recently Ed van der Elsken’s famous works were showcased in Amsterdam. Now the Fotomuseum in The Hague offers an extensive view into the world of a lesser known colleague from the same period, Gerard Petrus Fieret. A wayward photographer who propelled the autonomous movement of the sixties and seventies with his unconventional subjects and headstrong, experimental style. In a short period, he shot an astonishing amount of material, mainly of women, often nude, experimenting with contra-academic techniques along the way.
Peter Hujar features a similar personality, committing himself to shooting authentic portraits of like-minded people from the underground scene of New York.
Next to these two exhibitions, you can marvel at the unusually pixelated works of Jean-Jacques Calbayrac. Created solely by his trusty Gameboy Camera system from the nineties. A failed toy product with an extremely low resolution, from a decade in which the digital camera had yet to revolutionise the consumer market.