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On the road

9 september 2016 - 8 januari 2017

 16 september 2016 -8 januari 2017

On the road - Travelling with the photographer

The exhibition On the road – Traveling with the photographer in the National Archives of the Netherlands shows how travelling and photography have become inextricably bound to each other.  Since the 19th century, photographers have been recording the discovery of new worlds, chronicling an ever-changing world and showing us exotic far-away places. From the turbulent developments in Sudetenland on the eve of the Second World War, through the unknown China and Russia in the 1950s, to mysterious Latin-America.

Photographs by

Children on the SS Prins der Nederlanden, november 1927, Unknown photographer

The National Archives is exhibiting work by photographers Ed van der Elsken, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Luc Timmers, Herbert Ponting, Cas Oorthuys, Sem Presser and Willem van de Poll and more.

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Tourists photographing Pope Pius XII, Rome 21th april 1957

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The exhibition On the road - Travelling with the photographer in the Dutch National Archives ran from September 9 2016 to January 8 2017.

Visit the exhibition The world of the Dutch East India Company from the 24th of February 2017

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