Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam

The Unseen Photo Festival (16 – 25 Sept) reaches its climax with Unseen Photo Fair, returning to Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek for the 5th edition from 23 to 25 September. The fair highlights current developments in contemporary photography presented by 50 international galleries and features unseen work by emerging talent and established artists. The Living Room includes a full programme with lectures, debates and the Unseen Book Market offers book launches, signings and various forms of conversations on publishing practices and the Unseen Dummy Award.


Preview, Thursday, 22 September 12h – 20h
(by invitation only)

Unseen – Amsterdam

Unseen Photo Fair 2014
Amsterdam 18 – 21 September 2014
Announcing Participating Galleries & Premieres Unseen, the annual celebration of new photography, returns to Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek from the 18th until the 21st of September with a sharp focus on work that has never been seen before.

Unseen is proud to introduce premieres at Unseen Photo Fair 2014. Work is considered a premiere if it has not previously been shown in a gallery, an institution or online. Unseen will mark the exclusive introduction of this work. Amongst others, premieres have been confirmed by Gallery Taik Persons (FI), the renowned gallery specialising in Finnish photography presenting a premiere of Santeri Tuori (1970); young Dutch galleries, Boetzelaer|Nispen and Ton de Boer will be showing new work by a strong selection of Dutch talents, respectively Maurice van Es (1984) and Ruth van Beek (1977); Grundemark Nilsson Gallery (DE) will present a premiere of the Swedish photographer JH Engström (1969) who will also have a solo exhibition at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam coinciding with Unseen; and Galerie van der Mieden (BE) will show a premiere of the acclaimed photographer from Dusseldorf, Martina Sauter (1974).


Larry Clark – Tulsa & Teenage Lust

Teenage kicks: Larry Clark’s most controversial photography – in pictures

Before he was a controversial film-maker, Larry Clark was a controversial photographer, recording his teenage life of drugs and addiction in Tulsa (1971) and Teenage Lust (1983). Now an Amsterdam gallery is bringing together images from both photobooks.  On show until 12 September at FoamRead more about the exhibition.

Sean O’Hagan on Larry Clark’s photographs: ‘Once the needle goes in, it never comes out’


Why I Love Tattoos

Sylvie © Ralf Mitsch

Mit seiner Serie Why I Love Tattoos zeigt der seit 1996 in Amsterdam lebende deutsche Fotograf Ralf Mitsch, wie individuell und konsequent Menschen ihre Körper zeichnen lassen. Einige der Tattoos sind reine Modeerscheinungen, andere intime Bekenntnisse auf der Haut. Seine Modelle sind ganz unterschiedliche Charaktere, die ihre bedingungslose Liebe zu Tattoos verbindet.  Mitsch selbst hat übrigens keine Tattoos. Mehr gibt es auf seiner Seite.