Item description for L.P. Polhuis Archive: An Ordinary Family Album, The (German Edition) by Frits Gierstberg...
Even by snapshot standards, the images in this charming book are exceptional. Leo Polhuis started photographing his first baby in 1959 and only stopped photographing his family in 1981, when he became ill. Polhius photographed, almost like an anthropologist, all family activities with the enthusiasm typical of a Dutch amateur. Many of these images overlap with current documentary practice and, in this sense, his work seems ahead of its time. Most archives or albums are haphazard, but presented here is a body of work that clearly demonstrates the meticulous devotion of a family man who, over the course of two decades, became a photographer. Essay by Frits Gierstberg.
Foreword by Martin Parr. Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in./74 pgs / 51 color.
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Studio: Artimo/Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6.54" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2005
Publisher Artimo/Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
ISBN 9085460050 ISBN13 9789085460053
Availability 0 units.
More About Frits Gierstberg
Frits Gierstberg is a writer and Head of Exhibitions at the Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam.Stephen Bull is an artist and writer based in Brighton, UK. He is currently Course Director for Photography at Portsmouth University, UK.