ROBINdePUY – Photography
Amsterdam
info@robindepuy.nl

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UNIT CMA
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Contact

ROBINdePUY – Photography
Amsterdam
info@robindepuy.nl

Represented by
UNIT CMA
+31 20 530 6000
anneloes@unit.nl

Print Sales
THE RAVESTIJN GALLERY
Amsterdam
+31 20 530 6000
info@theravestijngallery.com

Biography

Born in 1986, Robin de Puy grew up in her parents’ family hotel in the small village of Oude-Tonge, South Holland. She graduated from the Fotoacademie Rotterdam in 2009, and won the Photo Academy Award the same year. In 2013, she received the Dutch Photographic Portrait Prize for a shot of fellow photographer An-Sofie Kesteleyn; in 2015 she took a 10,000km road trip across the US on a Harley Davidson, making images that she published as the book If This Is True, I’ll Never Have to Leave Home Again in 2016, and exhibited in the Fotomuseum The Hague.

Documentary
The first week of Robin de Puy’s trip was recorded by documentary filmmaker Simone de Vries (who had earlier made films about Rutger Hauer and Erik Kessels) and cameraman Maarten van Rossem. Halfway through the trip, they rejoined her for another week. The resulting documentary can be seen here. In 2017 this documentary was nominated for an International Emmy Award.

“The American road trip is a photographic trope that’s often abused by countless photographers, but Robin de Puy, through her truly personal approach, has produced an opus that sets her apart from the masses. Her American road trip spanned 8,000 miles on a motorcycle, but you’ll rarely see pictures of stunning landscapes in her work. Instead, the Dutch photographer chose to focus on the people she met – sharing personal experiences that many photographes would shun. The result is a stunning study of today’s America made all the more relevant after Donald Trump’s election.” ~ TIME MAGAZINE about her first book ‘If This Is True’.

Her new series, Randy, started on her 2015 roadtrip when she spotted the teen in Ely, Nevada. He rode past her and she asked if she could take his photograph; back home in The Netherlands, she found he stuck in her mind, and returned to see him at the end of 2016, in February 2017, and in May 2017, making “hundreds” of portraits. An exhibition of this work, which includes photographs and videos, is on show at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht from 26 January-13 May; Hannibal also recently published the series as a photobook.

“A Joyous, Mysterious Portrait of Rural American Boyhood.” ~ The New Yorker

Exhibitions

26.01.2018 — 13.05.2018 

RANDY
Bonnefantenmuseum
Avenue Céramique 250 - Maastricht


17.06.2017 — 20.08.2017
LOOKING FOR AMERICA
Museum Hilversum
Kerkbrink 6 – Hilversum

15.09.2016 — 30.10.2016
JAN
Breda’s Museum
Parade 12-14, 4811 DZ Breda

22.10.2016 - 26.02.2017
If This Is True (selection)
Girlgaze / Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

21.09.2016 — 25.09.2016
If This Is True (selection) - PHOTOVILLE
Brooklyn Bridge Park - New York

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Awards

2018LensCulture Portrait Awards:
winner

2018ADCN:
nomination craft photography

2017National Portrait Prize:
nomination

2017Lens Culture
Jurors’ Pick

2015Harry Penningsprijs
Nominated

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Clients

Volkskrant – Volkskrant Magazine – New York Magazine – Bloomberg Businessweek – KPN – Het Parool – Le Monde M – L’Officiel – LINDA. magazine – Vrij Nederland – L’Officiel Hommes – CODE – Adformatie – Creatie – BVN (Breast Cancer Ass.) – Vice – N=5 – KesselsKramer – This That or The Other – J. WALTER THOMPSON – Purple Diary – Dutch National Ballet – Süddeutsche Zeitung – etc.

Press

2017-01-01
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SEE ALL THIS MAGAZINE
Marina Abramovic and Robin de Puy

2016-03-22
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ZAP
NRC Handelsblad

2016-01-07
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DE 16 VAN 2016
NRC Handelsblad

2016-03-24
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WAAR ANDEREN AAN VOORBIJ GAAN
Het Parool

2016-02-01
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ZOEKEN NAAR DE KLIK
Adformatie

2015-08-07
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ROBIN'S ROAD MOVIE
De Volkskrant

2014-01-29
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PRIJSFOTOGRAAF
De Volkskrant

© 2018 Robin de Puy — Photography DESIGN: INCLDD