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Our book has been chosen as one of the best Dutch Book designs of 2013! Congratulations to Svea Gustavs, Henk and Marion Pothoff and Weidner …

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From the series Life Expectations

Life expectations is work in progress. Since 2006 Leo visits families and individuals with a 8×10 inch view camera. About life, the decisions we make, …

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In 2013 Leo Erken made a new film about the Dutch Tulip world for The Amsterdam Tulip Museum which is undergoing a renovation right now. …

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The book Street – Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union 1987-2003, published in 2013, recounts the turbulent period in Eastern Europe and Russia in …

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For three years Leo Erken filmed his colleague Eva Besnyö, 54 years his senior. The film was released and broadcast in January 2003. Eva Besnyö …

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Picture made with a mobile phone in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Rembrandt van Rijn made this portrait of Haesje Jacobsdr van Cleyburg in 1634. Heasje was …

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Phone-Mukaiyama

Phone picture. Cubism? No, it’s the fantastic labyrinth ‘Wasted’ by Tomoko Mukaiyama in the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. December 2013.

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Thanks to Denis Davydov. Click here  

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Phone-haarlem

Phone picture. The window sight from the train to The Hague gave a great view of the historic station of Haarlem and made me feel …

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With the Groningen based project ‘Leefplezier’ (life&pleasure) Leo Erken started making a series of short web documentaries on care and ethics. More soon.

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FotoArbeidersFrankrijk

This post will be in honour of the anonymous and long gone photographers whose pictures are still traveling. More soon.

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Ata Kandó

Leo took this picture of his friend and colleague photographer Ata Kandó in her home in Bergen, Noord Holland in 2011. Ata was born in …

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Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya (1958-2006), speaking to journalists in the Dutch Resistance Museum. Anna Politkovskaja was a journalist, author, and human rights activist, famous for her …

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Leo took this picture of Tadeusz Mazowiecki (1927-2013) in Warsaw, Poland on August 24, 1989. In the Sejm, the Polish parliament, behind the seat of President …

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Gillespie

Leo Erken made this picture of his hero Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993) in Theatre Tuschinski Amsterdam in 1989.

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