Paul Huf, Fashion portrait of Rita Loonen, 1961
Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century
Running from 1 November 2014 – 11 January 2015, “Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century” will be the Rijksmuseum’s first ever photography exhibition to showcase the outstanding collection of 20,000 20th-century works that it has amassed since deciding in 1994 to extend its photographic holdings beyond the 19th century.
Jacques Henri Lartigue, Zissou taking off with his homemade glider, 1910
In a display of more than 400 images, the exhibition will trace photography’s key developments, including the introduction of colour, the growth of documentary and news photography, and photography as a pure art form. A wide-ranging overview, it will also explore photography’s role in fashion and advertising and will feature some amateur works.
William Klein, Mannequin aan de ontbijtafel, c. 1950 – c. 1960
Rare photographs by Brassaï, Ed van der Elsken, John Gutmann, Lewis Hine, William Klein, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Joel Meyerowitz, László Moholy-Nagy, Eadweard Muybridge, Man Ray and W. Eugene Smith will be displayed as part of the exhibition Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century. This major photographic survey will inaugurate the Rijksmuseum’s newly renovated Philips Wing, the final stage in the museum’s recent acclaimed transformation.