Ed van der ElskenBorn in Amsterdam in 1925, he began his intense involvement with photography at the end of the forties. He published over twenty photo books. After spending time in Paris and in Amsterdam, he lived out in the country near Edam from 1971, until his death in 1990. This was where his widow looked after his artistic estate, until passing it over to the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam last year. His work archives alone include around 11,000 items.