Rijksmuseum Studies in Photography

The Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fund, which is managed by the Rijksmuseum Fund, was established in 2003 to enable young researchers to study photography and publish their findings in the Rijksmuseum Studies in Photography series.

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Around the World in 87 Photographs: Dolph Kessler’s Grand Tour, 1908

Mickey Hoyle
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In 1908 young Dutchman Dolph Kessler embarked on a journey around the world as secretary to Henri Deterding, chairman of Royal Dutch Shell. In Hong Kong he bought a camera to document his travels. He pasted the small snapshots into an album that is now in the Rijksmuseum collection. Mickey Hoyle analyzes Kessler’s use of his camera and compares this to his written words. He places the photographic travel journal in a broader context.

Made possible by the Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fund

Hardcover / € 22.95 / 56 pp. / English edition / over 50 images / ISBN 978-94-91714-63-4

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Arnold Genthe. Pioneer of Dance Photography

Nicky van Banning
15 American photographer Arnold Genthe is a pioneer of dance photography as an art form. In 1916 he published The Book of the Dance, the first true photobook dedicated to dance, in which the images not merely served to illustrate the text. Long exposure times made recording dance well-nigh impossible for many decades, but Nicky van Banning shows how Genthe used this drawback to advantage, especially to suggest movement.

Made possible by the Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fund

Hardcover / € 22.95 / 56 pp. / English edition / 36 images / ISBN 978-94-91714-77-1

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