Photographs by Ed van der Elsken.
Annet Gelink Gallery,
56 pp., black & white illustrations, 8½x10½".
Published in conjunction with an exhibition showing a range of works by Dutch photographer and filmmaker Ed van der Elsken – images selected by fellow artists Marlene Dumas, Rineke Dijkstra and Marijke van Warmerdam – ‘Look. Ed!’ is about observing and making choices. Van der Elsken’s photographs are intriguing in that they both document and voice emotion, simultaneously detached and empathising. The chosen images present not only the variety inherent in his work, but also his unique ability to portray the darker side of humanity and circumstances. Besides commentary from the selectors, the book includes additional texts by Annet Gelink and Jhim Lamoree.