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Ed van der Elsken

male / Dutch
Qualifications
photographer, cinematographer, gallery owner
started a gallery in 1981 to display his work
Nationality/school
Dutch
Born
Amsterdam 1925-03-10
Deceased
Edam (Edam-Volendam) 1990-12-28
Family relationships
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husband of photographer Ata Kando (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–), husband of Anneke Hilhorst (NFM), husband of photographer Gerda van der Veen (1957-1971)
See also
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Ed van der Elsken assisted Ad Windig in 1949 (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–); in 1950 he printed photos of Cartier-Bresson, Bischof and Haas (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–); Ed van der Elsken photographed Vali Myers in the Parisian district Saint Germain des Prés
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Biographical information
Education
Fotovakschool (Den Haag)
written course; failed the exam (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
Kunstnijverheidsschool Quellinus (Amsterdam)
autodidact
Active in
  • Amsterdam 1945 - 1950
    started taking photos with his father's camera in 1947 (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • Wormerveer (Zaanstad) 1947
    worked in the dark room of Foto Brouwer in Wormerveer (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • Marseille 1949
    photographed in Parijs and Marseille; following this series Annelies Romein introduced Van der Elsken in the GKf (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • Parijs 1950 - 1955
    Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–
  • Amsterdam 1955 - 1969
    Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–
  • Congo 1957
    Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–
  • Frans Equatoriaal-Afrika (hist.) 1957
    Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–
  • Wereld 1959 - 1960
    travelled the world (Sinderen 2002)
  • Amsterdam 1962 - 1967
    from 1962 barely took any photos for five years, devoting himself fully to film (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • Edam (Edam-Volendam) 1969 - 1990
    Koetzle 2002
  • Bangladesh 1974 - 1975
    Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–
  • Pakistan 1976 - 1977
    film for Memisa (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • Thailand 1976 - 1977
    film for Memisa (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • Borneo (eiland) 1976 - 1977
    film for Memisa (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • Bangladesh 1976 - 1977
    film for Memisa (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • India 1976 - 1977
    film for Memisa (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • Malawi 1976 - 1977
    film for Memisa (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • Madagaskar 1976 - 1977
    film for Memisa (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • Brazilië 1976 - 1977
    film for Memisa (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • Haïti 1976 - 1977
    film for Memisa (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • Salomonseilanden 1976 - 1977
    film for Memisa (Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–)
  • Japan 1984 - 1987
    Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–
  • Korea 1988
    Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–
  • Hong Kong 1989 - 1990
    Leijerzapf e.a. 1984–
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
figure, landscape (as genre), animal painting (genre), genre, documentary photography, journalistic photography, street photography, travel photography
photographed Amsterdam, painter Karel Appel, the Waterlooplein, famine in Bangladesh and daily life in Japan (Sinderen 2002)
Medium/technique
gelatin silver print (DOP)
Product
photo book
Een liefdesgeschiedenis in Saint Germain des Prés, 1956; Bagara, 1958; Jazz, 1959; Sweet Life, 1966; Ed van der Elsken, 1966; Eye love you, 1977; Hallo!, 1978; Amsterdam!, 1979; Avonturen op het land, 1980; Parijs: 1950-1954, 1981; Are you famous?, 1985; Jong Nederland. Adorabele rotzakken 1947-1987, 1987; De ontdekking van Japan, 1988; Once upon a time, 1991; L'amour!, 1995; Hongkong, the way it was, 1997; Sweet life, 2000
Comment
permanent exhibition in Ed van der Elsken Archives, next to Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
Creation date: 1991-07-19; Last modified date: 2018-03-28

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