Voor het eerst expositie Kees Scherer in de VS

Deze zomer is er voor het eerst een tentoonstelling met werk van Kees Scherer te zien in de Verenigde Staten. De Paul Paletti Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky, toont 43 vintage prints.
Het persbericht in het Engels:

From June 1-August 31, 2006 Paul Paletti Gallery will host The European Eye, an exhibition showcasing Dutch photographer Kees Scherer. Reminiscent of the work of Andre Kertesz, the Bauhaus, and Bill Brandt, Scherer’s vintage photographs blend genre, landscape, and graphic design to convey a unique view of mid-20th century European life, through a distinctly European eye. All photographs on display are vintage gelatin silver prints from the estate of Kees Scherer in the Netherlands.

Kees Scherer (1920-1993) was born in Amsterdam, the largest city and capitol of the Netherlands. He began photographing as a young boy with an Agfa box camera. Scherer worked as a freelance photojournalist throughout WWII and was popularized in the following decade by his reports of the Dutch flood of 1953 and the Hungarian Revolt of 1956.

In 1955, Scherer along with Bram Wisman founded the World Press Photo Award, which continues to this day with its annual competition and prestigious awards for excellence in photojournalism. Scherer remained a freelance photojournalist for the rest of his life, serving as “the eyes of the Dutch general interest magazines.” Scherer was also an esteemed fine art photographer, publishing more than twenty fine art photographic books in the Netherlands. He died on January 19, 1993 following the release of his final book: Zuiderzee, Dood Water, Nieuw Leven.

Kees Scherer was awarded numerous honors and awards throughout his photojournalistic career. His photographs are represented in many prestigious museum collections, including the Gemeente Archief Amsterdam, the Maria Austria Instituut of Amsterdam, the Dunhill Dutch Photography Collection in Leusden, the Rijksinstituut voor de Beeldende Kunst in Den Haag, and the Spaarnestad Fotoarchief of Haarlem.

The opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, June 2, 2006, from 5-9 pm, in conjunction with the First Friday Gallery Hop.

The European Eye will be on display at the Paul Paletti Gallery from June 1-August 31, 2006. The gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm, and by appointment.

• Meer over Kees Scherer: www.pimwfoto.nl/KShome.htm