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Useful Photography #001

Useful Photography #001
Collected & edited by Hans Aarsman, Claudie de Cleen, Julian Germain, Erik Kessels, Hans van der Meer
KesselsKramer Publishing


60 Pages
210×297 mm
ISBN 9789072007704


About the artists:
Hans Aarsman
(born 1951) is a Dutch photographer, author, and lecturer at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He is a significant figure in the New Topography movement. Many of Aarsman’s works are in the Netherlands Photo Museum.

Claudie de Cleen (born 1968) is a Dutch artist.

Julian Germain (born 1962, in London) became interested in photography at school. He went on to study it at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham and the Royal College of Art in London. He has published several books, including ‘In Soccer Wonderland’ (1994) and ‘The Face of the Century’ (1999). His first book, ‘Steel Works’ (1990), utilised a combination of his own photographs alongside historical images and pictures from various sources including family albums to examine the effects of the closure of Consett steelworks as well as broader issues of post industrialisation.

Erik Kessels (born 1966) is a Dutch artist, designer and curator with a particular interest in photography, and creative director of KesselsKramer, an advertising agency in Amsterdam. Kessels and Johan Kramer established the “legendary and unorthodox” KesselsKramer in 1995, and KesselsKramer Publishing, their Amsterdam-based publishing house, both of which they continue to run.

Hans van der Meer (born 1955) is a Dutch artist.

About the publisher:
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