Rotterdams puin

Posted on May 14, 2016

Vandaag is het precies 76 jaar geleden dat het centrum van Rotterdam door het Duitse bombardement grotendeels werd verwoest.

Veel puin werd gebruikt om waterwegen te dempen zoals de Blaak, de Rotterdamse Schie en de Schiedamsesingel. Er was echter zoveel puin dat er in de stad zelf geen plek meer was. Het puin (of de puin zoals ze het in Rotterdam soms zeggen) is heel het land door gegaan en gebruikt voor verschillende bouwprojecten. Fotografe Marlies Lageweg documenteerde op prachtige wijze de landschappen waar het het puin terecht is gekomen en ‘portretteerde’ brokken vernietigd Rotterdam.

De foto is genomen door een Duitse soldaat in augustus 1940. Puin wordt in de Maas gedumpt. Op de achtergrond is het Noordereiland zichtbaar met rechts het Hulstkamp gebouw. Rotterdam was een geliefde toeristische trekpleister voor de bezetter.

Rotterdam: Zerstörungen

Rotterdam: Zerstörungen
Fotomapje van Niggemeyer Foto/Kino in de Kortumstrasse 43 in Bochum. Oorspronkelijk gebruikt voor een andere serie negatieven, met in potlood fototechnische data beschreven. Hergebruikt voor de serie van Rotterdam.

Dodenherdenking Kornwerderzand 2016

Posted on May 4, 2016

Like every 4th of May, I’ve visited Kornwerderzand again to attend the Dodenherdenking.

Since 2012, I’ve made it a tradition to visit Kornwerderzand on the Afsluitdijk every Dodenherdenking (Remembrance of the Dead in the Netherlands) on the 4th of May. Because it’s a site with great history: here the Dutch army had some succes in preventing the Germans from breaking through the defence lines in May 1940. Because my mother’s roots are in Friesland, and it’s probably in my blood somewhere (although I don’t speak Frysian). And because of the absolute silence here with the IJsselmeer on one side of the 32 km long Afsluitdijk, and the Waddenzee is on the other. The photographs are a voluntary job for the Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand.

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Burgemeester van SWF Hayo Apotheker legt een krans.

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Voorzitter R.Gaastra (midden) met burgemeester van SWF Hayo Apotheker (rechts).

Dodenherdenking Kazemattenmuseum Kornwerderzand

Shoeby Flagshipstore

Posted on April 26, 2016

Voor de flagshipstore van kledingshop Shoeby fotografeerde ik de winkel en personal shoppers.

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Klein protest tegen Rutte

Posted on December 17, 2015

Graffiti op een fietspad even buiten Utrecht. Premier Rutte ligt onder vuur. Hij zou een manager zijn, die de BV Nederland bestuurt. Geen premier voor het volk. Iemand durfde zijn of haar ongerief niet op een prominente muur in het centrum te schrijven? Of kreeg hier spontaan het idee om premier Rutte een NSBer te noemen? Punt.

Exhibition at UNESCO headquarters Paris

Posted on November 3, 2015

At the occasion of the General Conference-38th Session on 3 November 2015 the UNESCO main entrance was decorated with the winning images of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2015.

One of my photos from the Regelbau series can be seen from 3 November – 18 November 2015 at 7 Place de Fontenoy in Paris.

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Photos by Lois Lammerhuber

 

Pegida and International Socialists protest in Utrecht

Posted on October 12, 2015

Lots of police in the Dutch city of Utrecht yesterday. The German anti-islam movement Pegida protested in the Dutch city of Utrecht. An anti-movement of International Socialists was present as well. A couple of hundred of protesters got into small fights. According to the police about 10 protesters were arrested.

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Alfred Fried Photography Award 2015

Posted on September 22, 2015

Last week I was invited as one of the five winners of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2015 (world’s best photo on the theme of peace) to Vienna for the award ceremony. I participated with my photoseries Regelbau about German World War Two fortifications along the coasts of Europe. The final 10.000 euro grand prize for the winning picture was awarded to Belgian photographer Patricia Willocq with her series Look at me, I’m beautiful. My congratulations to her!

It was an inspiring evening with important speakers of which one was Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi who flew in from New Delhi just for the ceremony! Photojournalist and gifted speaker Giles Duley spoke in name of the International Press Institute who dedicate themselves to the furtherance and safeguarding of press freedom. Afterwards we had dinner with all winners, organisations, jury and sponsors. It was quite impressive to meet some of the big people in photography. A special thank you to Edition Lammerhuber which is the organiser of this great initiative, and managed to gather so much people from within the field of photography to support this prize as a jury member.

It was also great to meet one of my mentors again. For the first time since I assisted Gerd Ludwig in 2009 on an assignment in Amsterdam we met again, which was great fun. Between all the official moments he even had time for a very short masterclass. We will meet again, I’m sure of that.

If you are a photographer, do join the competition next year!

And take a look at the work of the other winners of this year: Dmitry Leltschuk, David Martin Huamani Bedoya and Carla Kogelman.

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Arthur van Beveren and Gerd Ludwig at Alfred Fried Photography Award 2015 ceremony. (Photo: Martina Draper)

Arthur van Beveren and Gerd Ludwig at Alfred Fried Photography Award 2015 ceremony. (Photo: Martina Draper)

 

Reto Hollenstein hits a Tour de France spectator in Utrecht

Posted on July 5, 2015

IAM Cycling runner Reto Hollenstein hit a crossing spectactor during the inspection of the time trial stage of the Tour de France 2015 in the city centre of Utrecht.

Reto Hollenstein (IAM Cycling) hit a spectator during the Tour de France 2015 in Utrecht. Reto Hollenstein (IAM Cycling) hit a spectator during the Tour de France 2015 in Utrecht.

Learn to fly

Posted on July 3, 2015

For a boy in the 1920s it seemed like a dream. Becoming an airplane pilot once. Especially for the not-so-wealthy this stayed a dream. They couldn’t get closer to the skies than on this postcard which I found in France. The untouched landscape with peaceful sailing boats and a picturesque road on land is a big contrast to the modern airplane. And then the portrait just pasted on the backside of the card. Kitsch Photoshopping avant la lettre. Both world wars changed much in the emancipation of the lower class and being a pilot became a real possibility.

On the shortlist for the Alfred Fried Photography Award

Posted on June 30, 2015

Just last week I was informed that I’m on the shortlist of the 2015 Alfred Fried Photography Award! Out of the 10 listed, 5 will receive the Alfred Fried Piece Medal and one photo will be selected as the best photo on the theme of peace. The final decision will be made on 17 September in the parliament of Austra in Vienna.

I submitted my series of Atlantikwall bunkers as they are the scarce reminders of the absence of peace.