CITY: AN EXHIBITION FOR AND FROM THE PEOPLE OF ROTTERDAM
Helmuth Tjemmes (1943) has been taking photographs in Rotterdam for over sixty years. It is difficult to catch him without a camera, as he is always looking for interesting and unusual situations, images and places in the city. Thus, Helmuth has created a collection over 50.000 photographs. Helmuth bought his first simple Kodak camera in 1957. He found printing too expensive and started to develop and print photographs himself. Eventually, in 2005 he switched to digital photography. The exhibition ‘City’ not only showed all aspects of the city through the lens of Helmuth, but also focussed on its people during the past decades. The main focus lies on photographs of the fifties and sixties, which often arouse moments of recognition and memories. ‘City’ showed fifty years of development of Rotterdam city and its inhabitants. Curator and documentary maker Joop de Jong compiled ‘City’ in 2017. The exhibition can still be seen online: online exhibition STAD. Soon, photo panels in various sizes can be ordered via our web shop.