Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize 2019
Last night Robin de Puy won the Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 with this portrait of 89 year old writer and poet Remco Campert, shot for Volkskrant Magazine.
The jury, led by Wim van Sinderen, curator of Fotomuseum Den Haag, saw two portraits in one photo: “The portrait of Campert’s face: with a faraway look in his eyes he seems to see something that we can only guess. The person portrayed is fragile. Furthermore we see a portrait of his hands, full of zest for life and conviction. They make the portrait dynamic. His spiritual power shines from the photo.’
Write it down quickly
before I forget
in the car with D. and N.
cutting across America’s seasons
muggy sunlight in Santa Barbara
wet snow in Denver
and in every Best Western hotel
the TV’s flickering light
on her dear sleeping face
like a young girl once again
but writing down the words
alters what I want to remember
that which had no words
was a living breathing image
so now I have two versions of the same
today I can superimpose them
but tomorrow when I’m gone
only the words are left
signs evoking something
that no eye sees any more*
(MEMO by Remco Campert)
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