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Rotterdam (Part 3) – Eurotrip

7 Mar

Rotterdam has been the cultural hotspot, the reverberating ground for new musical advances or art and avant-garde fashion. The Fantastische Fotografie Exhibition at Historisch Museum Rotterdam showcases the forgotten realities of Rotterdam and its revolutionaries, visionaries and dreamers, who left their mark culturally both inside and outside Rotterdam.

Fantastische Fotografie, De Rotterdam School

Fantastische Fotografie, De Rotterdam School

As the Museum describes in its description of this exhibition, that in the 80’s, a group of artists and photographers decided that they would no longer use their camera as instruments that recorded the actual reality.  Instead they started to create their own surreal images that the world had never seen before. Photographers became creative explorers who moulded reality to create new realities, thus starting a new movement in photography known as ‘Staged Photography’.

Elvis Presley (Courtesy: FF, Historisch Museum Rotterdam)

Staged Photography (Courtesy: FF, Historisch Museum Rotterdam)

Photographers from all over the world joined this movement but since majority of the photographers were from Rotterdam, this movement was given its name ‘Rotterdamse School’. This movement intertwined its interests with other disciplines such as graphic design, music, theatre and plastic arts.

FF, Rotterdamse School

 

FF, Rotterdamse School
FF, Rotterdamse School
FF, Rotterdamse School
FF, Rotterdamse School
FF, Rotterdamse School

 

Poster art, FF, Rotterdamse School

Poster art, FF, Rotterdamse School

Poster art, FF, Rotterdamse School

Poster art, FF, Rotterdamse School

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Retro Rotterdam – Eurotrip

24 Feb

Courtesy: Historisch Museum Rotterdam

Represented through a series of images borrowed from the Historisch Museum Rotterdam, this photographic journey shows Rotterdam rising from the ruins of World War II to the fashionable 60’s – representing the zeitgeist of the times.

Rotterdam Blitz

Rebuilding Rotterdam

Retro Rotterdam (carrying bikes in the underground tube station)

Boys will be Boys (Retro Rotterdam)

Retro Rotterdam (Sailors)

Retro Rotterdam (Women's Fashion)

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