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Bertien van Manen

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Bertien van Manen


384 pages
215 x 280 mm
ISBN 9781912339662


Since the 1970s, Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen has created intimate and poignant photographs of commonplace scenes, produced during extended trips to Europe, America, China and the former Soviet Union. Van Manen has established herself as a unique voice in documentary photography, her visual language imbued with empathy and respect for the everyday lives of her subjects. This book presents an extensive overview of van Manen’s work, alongside diary entries and previously unpublished selections from her archive. The book has been edited and designed by renowned Dutch designer Hans Gremmen to offer a unique insight and overview of van Manen’s history, establishing this publication as the ultimate reference work on her oeuvre.

About the Artist
Bertien van Manen (b. 1942) is a Dutch photographer. She started her career as a fashion photographer, after having studied French and German languages and literature. Inspired by Robert Frank’s The Americans she travelled around, photographing what she saw.

About the Publisher
MACK is an independent art and photography publishing house based in London. Mack works with established and emerging artists, writers and curators, and cultural institutions, releasing between 20-25 books per year. The publisher was founded in 2010 in London by Michael Mack.

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