‘Every activity in the relationship with a father allows “I” to develop, and at the same time destroys “I”. I find Johan van der Keuken’s career as a documentary film-maker, author, and photographer spanned four decades, until his passing in 2001. Based in Amsterdam, he addressed many topics in his work.
First published in 1955, Wij Zijn 17 is a book of photos of his friends and classmates, taken by him when he was seventeen. These portraits of post-war Dutch teenagers address the intangible theme of youth in a touching and personal way. On the occasion of the publication of a Japanese edition of the book, Les Copains is also reprinted, which contains prints of the uncropped negatives used in the other book, thereby offering a broader view of his subjects and setting.
Aantal pagina's: 64
Formaat: 16 x 24 cm (staand)
Foto's: 28 zwart witfoto's
Taal: Japans / Engels
Uitgever: Foci Press & Van Zoetendaal