Ed Van der Elsken. Camera in Love
Tour by Hripsimé Visser, curator
13 June 2017
18h00 to 19h00
Concorde, Paris

Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990) is a unique figure in Dutch 20th-century documentary cinema and photography. As a photographer, his preferred subject was the street, and in cities like Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong or Tokyo, he enjoyed ‘hunting’ for subjects. Often qualified as a "photographer of marginal figures", he sought in reality an aesthetic form, a visual authenticity, devoid of artifice, a beauty that was sometimes openly sensual, at times even erotic. Ed van der Elsken was fascinated by these proud figures, full of life and vitality.

The exhibition at the Jeu de Paume presents a large selection of some of his most iconic images: shots of Paris from the 1950s, figures photographed on his numerous travels or in his native Amsterdam from the 1960s onwards, as well as his books, and excerpts from his films and slide shows, particularly Eye Love You and Tokyo Symphony.


Guided tour of the exhibition "Ed Van der Elsken. Camera in Love", by Hripsimé Visser, curator, June 13th, 2017, 6-7PM.
Free admission on presentation of exhibition ticket (valid on the day of purchase only) and for members.
Information: infoauditorium@jeudepaume.org

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