Ed van der Elsken, ‘Paris’, 1952, Howard Greenberg Gallery

Signature: Signed, titled and dated in ink on print recto. Annotated in pencil on print verso.

About Ed van der Elsken

One of the preeminent documentary photographers of the 20th century, Ed van der Elsken established his craft and career on photographing people. He began taking pictures of disenchanted youth in postwar Europe and continued to capture people he encountered on the streets of Paris and Amsterdam and throughout his travels in Asia and Africa. With his direct, raw style and grainy snapshot aesthetic, van der Elsken attempted to capture the overall character and mood of his subjects; he was less concerned with formal techniques and composition. Van der Elsken rose to worldwide fame with the first of his many books of photographs, Love on the Left Bank (1954), for which he followed a bohemian woman around Paris, depicting her life in the streets, bars, cafes, and clubs.

Dutch, 1925-1990, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Group Shows

Annet Gelink Gallery, 

Fair History on Artsy

Annet Gelink Gallery at ARCOmadrid 2016
Annet Gelink Gallery at Art Basel 2015
Annet Gelink Gallery at ARTBO 2014
Annet Gelink Gallery at Frieze London 2014
Annet Gelink Gallery at Art Basel 2014