February 23 to 25 photographer studios The Ravestijn Gallery and Rademakers Gallery exhibit at PHOTOFAIRS in San Francisco
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The Ravestijn Gallery was founded in Amsterdam in 2012 by Jasper Bode and Narda Van ‘t Veer with a focus on inquisitive and provocative approaches to contemporary photography. Bode and Van ‘t Veer respectively bring together several decades of experience curating photography exhibitions and representing a diverse group of photographic talents in the Netherlands and abroad. In addition to its exhibition program and participation in international photography fairs, the gallery holds an expansive collection of photography on site and gathers pictures from the twentieth century and other contemporary photographs.
The gallery will be represented, among others, by Dutch photographers Scheltens & Abbenes, Ruth van Beek, and Freudenthal/Verhagen.
This Amsterdam-based photography studio will be represented by the following photographers:
She specializes in portraits and still life, she approaches her subjects with a seventeenth-century style while adding a twenty-first century twist. This creates a somewhat disruptive, often provocatively touching or comforting feeling about her work. Nonetheless Eller‘s images always remain exciting to observe.
Dagmar van Weeghel studied Film & Photography in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. The recurrent theme in her current artistic work is about her interest in African history, heritage, the diaspora, identity issues and the relationship between Africans and the rest of the world. On a regular basis, she witnessed the treatment of her African husband in Europe as the ‘Other’,
In the years that she lived and worked in Africa, she encountered richness and diversity. Now, she returns to that knowledge of the traditions and events in history to present the unknown, the beauty and strength from the continent & people. While her work may appear as just exotic because of the aesthetics, the purpose is much more about the context from which they are created. Most of these works are exploring the challenges of being the ‘other’ outside of Africa in past & present. These stories, she feels, are important and are worth telling, from human to human and provide the opportunity for dialogue.
After a career in product design and styling, Ernst Coppejans graduated from the Photoacademy Amsterdam and has been working as a freelance photographer ever since. Through his work Ernst loves to tell stories, stories that he thinks need to be told. The people, the lives they live and the choices they make, fascinate him. His concepts emerge from his own experiences and curiosity about the lives of extraordinary people.
Ernst Coppejans has won many photography prices, such as Zilveren Camera Award 2014 in the category portrait series and the SO2014.