Rutger ten Broeke (NL, 1944)
Rutger ten Broeke is internationally well known for his classical black and white nudes. Central to all of his work is his fascination with the (female) body in nature and the emotional relationship between the two. On the other hand it’s the relationship between the physical space of the human being in regards to nature that stimulates his fasciation. Ten Broeke creates timeless, harmonious images with compositions that are usually perfect. His aesthetic concept combines beauty and purity with great technical skills.
Besides working as a photographer, Ten Broeke worked as an editor and journalist for Foto Magazine, organised the first Enschede Fotobiennale and founded Galerie F.32 in the late 80’s. He was also a teacher at the AKI art academy in Enschede for many years. In 2009 his monograph Forty Years was published, celebrating his four decades as an artist.