Overview participating exhibitions

ExtraOrdinary
2013

ExtraOrdinary

Jantien de Bruin

Dikken Kat en Kolderveen

In the autumn of 2005 Jantien de Bruin stayed in a converted dairy plant in the parish of Kolderveen, on the boundary of Drenthe and Overijssel. In melancholy black and white, in the classic square medium size format, she photographed the residents of the 80 farms which comprise the hamlet, and their way of life. De Bruin does not show us an idyllic community where everyone knows each other and the human realm and nature still coincide, but a village which has not escaped the encroachments of modernity. She records what is about to, or has already, disappeared.

Jantien de Bruin (Netherlands, 1971) studied at the Photography Academy in Haarlem. Her work has been shown in the Netherlands many times, including at the Naarden PhotoFestival. Her series Dikken Kat en Kolderveen appeared as a book in 2006. De Bruin has also published the books En, wanneer komt de tweede? (2005) and Onder het zichtbare schrift (2004).

Biography

Jantien de Bruin (Netherlands, 1971) studied at the Photography Academy in Haarlem. Her work has been shown in the Netherlands many times, including at the Naarden Photo Festival. Her series Dikken Kat en Kolderveen appeared as a book in 2006. De Bruin has also published the books En, wanneer komt de tweede? (2005) and Onder het zichtbare schrift (2004).