The Rijksmuseum recently acquired 10 photographs from my 1976 and 1980 travels to Surinam, a former colony of the Netherlands. They already hold photographs from 'Postwar housing in the Netherlands' (which they commissioned in 1985) and a selection from Snelweg/Highways of the Netherlands (which they aquired in 1996).

From the 1976 Surinam travel they now bought 9 photographs of the protestmarch for land-rights by the indigenous people and from the 1980 travel to Surinam a vintage print of the first press conference Desi Bouterse held after 'the coup of 16' on February 25th.

between Albina and Paramaribo, december 1976


In December 1976 I photographed a 4-day protest-march for landrights by the Indigenous of Surinam a former colony of the Netherlands which became independant just the year before. a initiative by photographer & cultural anthropologist Sara Blokland is now showing a selection of the images of that march online here. She as well published a bigger selection in a broadsheet-style publication called (in Dutch) Een onbekend inheems protest (A Unknown Protest). It is part of her larger Srefidensi en protest project.

Between April 20th and September 24th the 1996 collaborative project Snelweg/Highways in the Netherlands by Theo Baart & myself was part of the AutoPhoto exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. It was the 9th installment of the installation which had it's first show at the Rotterdam Kunsthal in 1996 and later was shown in München, Hannover, Moscow, Rochester NY and New York amongst other places.

There is a nice video of the AutoPhoto exhibition here (youtube), Snelweg starts at minute 2.27

The publication AutoPhoto can be bought here


After Baldus, an investigation project into the relationships of photographic histories, memory and memorialization based on the landscapes of Picardy as depicted in the 1855 photographic album Chemin de Fer du Nord by Eduard-Dennis Baldus, had it's first museum presentation In Huis Marseille, Amsterdam between December 10th 2016 and the 5th of March 2017.
The presentation consisted of an album of 50 original prints the same large size as the original Baldus album, printed by Theo Baart and myself (bookbinding by bookbindery Seugling) through which the visitor could leaf. We combined this with a projection of a film we commissioned of the original album being leafed through by an conservator (Jessica Johnston) in the vaults of the George Eastman Museum in Rochester NY. The sound of those old pages being turned over by the curator added to the physical sensation of leafing through the new 'After Baldus' album.

Meant as a souvenir to the exhibition a small publication, designed by Studio Joost Grootens, reproduced a lengthy text on the project by Alison Nordström and included two original prints by Theo Baart and myself in a numbered and signed edition of 100 copies. If you are quick you can buy the last copy here.



'After Baldus', a project by Theo Baart & me in collaboration with Alison Nordström will have it's first presentation in the program 'Hit the Road: Photographer's travel' during the Lodz, Poland Fotofestiwal between June 9th and June 19th 2016.

overview 'After Baldus' presentation during Lodz Photofestiwal 

Sunday May 31 2015, Christine Capetilla (DK) will moderate a presentation of the 'After Baldus' project during the program HIT THE ROAD. Photographers Travel at the Fotofestiwal 2015 in Lodz, Poland. Christina will interview Theo Baart & me, everybody is welcome! The event will start at 10am at Art Inkubator, Tymienieckiego 3, Lodz. 

Pontoise, Gare routière, 2015 from the 'After Baldus' project

PHOTOGRAPHS AFTER BALDUS, the multi-disciplinary research project investigating the relationships between history, memory, memorialisation and photography in the build landscape of Picardy, France is in it's final stages. Developed collaboratively by photographer Theo Baart, American writer/historian/curater Alison Nordström and myself, the project will lead to a series of exhibitions and a publication in 2015. PHOTOGRAPHS AFTER BALDUS is inspired by the 1855 photographic album Chemin de Fer du Nord by Eduard-Denis Baldus. For any info relating to this project please contact one of the authors.



Amiens Gare & Tour Peret, 2014 from the 'After Baldus" project

 “A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks”, the Indie Photobook Library's travelling exhibition curated by Larissa Leclair and Darius Himes, which includes my book Memory Traces, will be on show at the Power Plant Gallery of Duke University,
Power Plant Building, Suite 100
320 Blackwell Street Durham. NC 27701
from September 19-November 7


“A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks”,  the Indie Photobook Library's travelling exhibition curated by Larissa Leclair and Darius Himes, which amongst others includes my book Memory Traces, will be on show in New York between September 19-29 at Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, The Uplands of Pier 5. More info here & here.



If you happen to find yourself in Paris, France between Sept. 18th & December 15th (Paris Photo!) make sure to check out the Irma Boom exhibition 'Architecture of the book'at the Institut Néerlandais. Click here for the English press release (PDF). Irma Boom is one of the most interesting Dutch book-designers and I'm happy that she designed my photobook Memory Traces. There is a pop-up store inside the exhibition where you can buy Memory Traces as well as some 50 other publications she designed. Most are due to become collector items.

++ The catalogue to the traveling Indie Photobook Library's exhibition 'A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st Century Photobooks' curated by Darius Himes and Larissa Leclair -in which my book Memory Traces is included- can be bought (and previewed) here ++

The Indie Photobook Library's (IPL) exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center (NOLA) in New Orleans, in which 33 titles curated on the themes of migration, cultural identity and transition among which my project 'Inner Loop, Rochester NY' (published by Fotodok, Utrecht & Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY) is extended until Januari 20, 2013. More info here and here


The Indie Photobook Library's exhibition 'A Survey of Documentary Styles in 21 Century Photobooks' will move to the FotoWeekDC Festival coming November 9-18. Memory Traces is one of the books selected. More info here

more info

Between May 5 & May 27 FOTODOK presents the results of the International collaborative Transitions photo-project (which earlier was exhibited in the George Eastman House and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester NY) CBKU (Center for the Visual Arts in Utrecht). Next to the exhibition with works of (among others) Theo Baart, Gregory Halpern, Andrea Stultiens & myself there are lectures, debates and readings. For the complete program click here.

In conjunction with the publication The Dutch Photobook (Dutch edition by NAi Publishers, English edition by Aperture) the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Dutch Photo-museum) between March 10 & May 20 launches the exhibition 'Celebration of the Photobook, the Dutch Photobook since 1945', a selection of 124 Photobooks. Included are 3 Ideas on Paper publications: 'Snelweg/Highways in the Netherlands' (which made the cover), 'Memory Traces' and 'Bouwlust' by Theo Baart.

Works from the Memory Traces project are part of the exhibition 'In a Landscape' in the Johan Deumens Gallery, Leipzig. 

A review by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on the Spinnerei exhibitions with an emphasis on my Bikini Dyptich here (German)

The project Snelweg>Highways in the Netherlands (a collaborative project with friend/photographer Theo Baart from 1996) is part of the issue 06 of the online magazine Landscape Stories from Italy. You can find issue 06 Cars here.

As a result of the project Transitions-Rochester a set of six cahiers were published by Visual Studies Workshop Rochester in collaboration with Fotodok Utrecht. You can buy the set here

Available Space, a joint installation with Theo Baart, is showing in the George Eastman House being part of the third and final exhibition of the Transitions-Rochester project. It runs until November 6.



The main exhibition of the Transitions-Rochester project will run between September 2 and November 13 at the Aaron Siskind Gallery at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester NY.

Included are the following artists: photographers Andrea Stultiens, Theo Baart & Cary Markerink (The Netherlands); photographers Gregory Halpern and Oscar Palacio; sound artist Jason Bernagozzi & graffiti mural artists The FUA Krew, all currently based in Rochester. My contribution is a 16 panel collage on the Rochester Inner Loop.

Threefold: Selections from the Indie Photobook Library
Curated by Shane Lavalette, Larissa Leclair, and George Slade

September 13 – November 12, 2011
Opening Reception: Sept 21, 6:30-8pm 
Photographic Resource Center at Boston University
832 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts



In The Loop

Between August 5 & September 25, as part of the Transitions-Rochester Project, RoCo hosts the exhibition State of the City: in the Loop. I am included with a grid of 9 cut-out images of the Loop 


From August 5 to November 13 a group of American and Dutch photographers will display the results of the project Transitions-Rochester during three exhibitions (Rochester Contemporary Art Center; George Eastman House International Museum of Photography; Visual Studies Workshop) in Rochester NY. The website transitionsrochester (in progress) will inform anyone interested.


Memory Traces is included in the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2011 Special Edition Exhibition organized by the curator Mikiko Kikuta

Between April 24th and the end of May there is an exhibition of an selection of photographs from my Memory Traces project and my works from the Nagasaki European Eyes on Japan project in Nagasaki. I will as well be giving three artist talks in Nagasaki and Tokyo in April. For more info see below:

In the Coctéau Gallery at Mame-chan in Nagasaki, Japan, you are invited to visit the artist-talk & Memory Traces bookpresentation, Sunday 24th of April at 6 PM which will open the exhibition which will run until May 29th.


You are invited for an artist talk and book presentation of Memory Traces at Book246 in Tokyo, April 29 at 18.30. Click here for more info.

You're invited for the artist talk April 28 at 19.30 at Photo-Gallery PIPPO in Tokyo.

click here for more info.






Laurence Aëgerter / Annesas Appel / Christiane Baumgartner / Charlotte Dumas / Paul Heimbach   / Arturo Herrera / Christina Iglesias /Anouk Kruithof / Barry Le Va / Robert Mangold / Cary Markerink / Rita McBride / Matthew Monahan / Sarah van Sonsbeeck / Elisabeth Tonnard / Ulay / Robin Waart / Mariken Wessels / Luuk Wilmering / Christopher Wool



At this fair Johan Deumens Gallery will show books and editions by: Laurence Aëgerter - Annesas Appel - Frans Baake - Christiane Baumgartner - Henze Boekhout - Charlotte Dumas - Christiane Fichtner - Anett Frontzek - Ksenia Galiaeva - Takako Hamano - Paul Heimbach - Anouk Kruithof - Louis Luthi - Cary Markerink - Martin Peulen - Hans Scholten - Sarah van Sonsbeeck - Peter Spaans - Elisabeth Tonnard - Hans Waanders - Mariken Wessels - Luuk Wilmering - Alicja Werbachowska - Edition Jacob Samuel; Mona Hatoum - Josiah McElheny - Anish Kapoor - Matthew Monahan. 

The Fair will be open to the public from Friday 24 - Sunday 26 September






Memory Traces is included in Irma Boom's retrospective exhibition 'Biography in Books' which shows highlights from her bookproduction between 1986 and 2010. For a NYTimes review click here. Between Juli 4 - October 3 at the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam.



Theo Baart & myself are invited to give a presentation on our (self)publishing company Ideas on Paper, our mutual project Snelweg/Highways in the Netherlands and my recent publication Memory Traces at the legendary Visual Studies Workshop (VWS) in Rochester NY. 

Some of the other presenters are Jason Fulford, Gregory Halpern, Mike Mandel/Chantal Zakani, Nathan Lyons, Alex Soth and Elisabeth Tonnard. For more info click here




Editions & Books of Laurence Aëgerter, Kasper Andreasen, Annesas Appel, Frans Baake, Christiane Fichtner, Takako Hamano, Marlies Appel, Mona Hatoum, Anouk Kruithof, Cary Markerink, Josiah McElheny, Mathew Monahan, Elisabeth Tonnard, herman de vries, Caroline Waltman, Alicja Werbachowska, Mariken Wessels , Ton Zwerver, Ulay and Juan Uslé.




Memory Traces is included (actually with a wrong cover-image!) in the photo-eye best of 2009 photo-books selection (selected by Markus Schaden). You can see a book-tease at photo-eye here


March 5 the exhibition and book-presentation of Memory Traces opens at Johan Deumens Gallery in Haarlem with a coverstaion between Hans Aarsman and myself at 17.00. For more details click here


A limlted edition portfolio has been published, consisting of three photographs, a silkscreen of the written photograph 'Valley' and a signed copy of the book which includes a unique signed Polaroid image from the Memory Traces project tipped-in (edition of 9 + 1 a.p.; size 40 x 50 cm. / 15,7 x 19,7 inches). For inquiries click here.




from September 10, 2009 through October 15, 2009 Nature as Artifice is on show at the Aperture Gallery NYC




George Eastman House (Rochester NY) asked Theo Baart and myself to write about our Snelweg/Highways in the Netherlands project & installation for their blog, you can find the article (including installation shots) here



From June 13, 2009 through August 16, 2009 Nature as Artifice is on show at the George Eastman House (Rochester NY) coinciding with the reconstruction/reconsideration of the legendary exhibition New Topographics 



as part of Liverpool Cultural Capital from November 12, 2008 through Januari 11, 2009 my series on Nagasaki from the European Eyes on Japan / Japan Today are on show in the Contemporary Urban Center (CUC). For the catalog click here


from October 10, 2008 through Januari 19, 2009 Nature as Artifice is on show at the Neue Pinakothek in München, Germany                                            



from June 12, 2008 through September 28, 2008 the traveling exhibition Nature as Artifice is on show at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, The Netherlands. The exhibition-installation from the 1996 collaborative project(Theo Baart and me) Snelweg/Highways in the Netherlands was reconstructed for this occasion. For the catalog (design Reynoud Homan) click here