Hans Aarsman

Novelist, Visual Artist

1951 –

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Who is Hans Aarsman?

Hans Aarsman is a Dutch photographer, author, and lecturer at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam; known as a significant figure in the New Topography movement. Many of his works are in the Netherlands Photo Museum

He started his career as a photojournalist for the Dutch newspaper Trouw. In 1989 he published the book Hollandse Taferelen which consisted of landscapes photographed from the roof of a camper which he pulled through the Netherlands for a year. In 1990–1991 he finished a photo series of East German states. Other photobooks produced by Aarsman include Aarsmans Amsterdam, Een engeltje dat over mijn tong piest, and Vrooom!Vrooom!.

Aarsman also is a novelist and playwright. His debut literary work was Twee hoofden, een kussen and recently he has been dedicating himself more to writing than photography.

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Born
1951
Amsterdam
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Lived in
  • Amsterdam

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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