Erwin Olaf was born in 1959 in Hilversum, Netherlands. He currently and for the 80 lives and works in Amsterdam where he has a studio. In 1988 thanks to his series “Chessmen” increased his popularity, was awarded first prize in the “Young European Photographer Competition”. After being awarded exhibited at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany. His photographs have a very sensual, feminine, bold and humorous touch. Olaf addresses social issues, taboos and bourgeois convention within a very slim and very cunning with images. Sometimes his work documenting and in photojournalism. Olaf has many series with different themes, among them are “Rain” (2004), “Hope” (2005), “Grief” (2007), “Fall” (2008), “Dusk” (2009), “Dawn “(2010) and many more. Since 1987 makes small films as part of his art, the which have been exhibited in museums such as the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia of Spain, at the Center for Contemporary Art in Ljubljana. His films have also been part of international film festivals such as the Melbourne Fashion Film Festival, the Film Festival in Turkey, the Rencontres and more. You can see them HERE.

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