Paul den Hollander (NL, 1950)
Since starting his practice as a photographer in early 1970s, Paul den Hollanders has been a unique voice within the medium. Time, space and the relationship between humans and nature are the leading themes within his body of work, often interlaced with an almost spiritual reverence for the natural world. His major breakthrough was the black and white series ‘Moments in Time’ in early 1980s, which earned him many accolades. From there, many series followed, taking him all over the world, from the historical archives of botanical institutes to the deserts of Egypt and finally, his own garden in Breda, the south of the Netherland.s
Den Hollander’s work has been added to the collections of many important institutes and museums, which include the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdan, Maison Européene de la Photographie in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Museum of Modern in Tokyo, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.