A showcase of works by Bertien van Manen and other contemporary photographers continues at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam until August 9, 2020.
Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum celebrates the work of Bertien van Manen (born 1942 in Den Haag) with the exhibition ‘Bertien van Manen & Friends: Beyond the Image’. The showcase marks the first major survey of the documentary photographer’s oeuvre worldwide. Van Manen started her career as a fashion photographer, before Robert Frank’s monograph ‘The Americans’ (1958) inspired her to pursue a social documentary approach.
The presentation, which was curated in close collaboration with the artist, encompasses a total of 11 series from various points in van Manen’s career. These are placed in a dialogue with works by 14 contemporary photographers – including Nan Goldin, Boris Mikhailov and Rineke Dijkstra – who, like van Manen, tend to find their subjects in their immediate surroundings and revisit them over prolonged periods of time.
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