Erwin Olaf

Erwin Olaf is one of Holland’s most acclaimed contemporary photographers. Famous for his mis-en-scène and highly theatrical compositions, Olaf weaves complex and dramatic narratives into his still photographs. His work is frequently exhibited and included in numerous contemporary art and photography museums internationally.

<span class="title">After the Bushfire<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">2018</span>
<span class="title">The Bank – The Secretary<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">2018</span>
<span class="title">The Family Visit<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">2018</span>
<span class="title">The Family Visit – The Niece<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">2018</span>
<span class="title">The Farewell<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">2018</span>
<span class="title">The Kite<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">2018</span>
Erwin Olaf
After the Bushfire, 2018
Chromogenic print
Large format, edition of 10: 39 3/8 x 70 in. (100 x 177.8 cm.)
Small format, edition of 12: 23 5/8 x 42 in. (60 x 106.7 cm.)
© Erwin Olaf

Palm Springs is the third chapter of the larger project including the ‘Berlin’ and ‘Shanghai’ series, through which Olaf explores the changing developments and cultures of three different cities. In ‘Palm Springs’, Olaf highlights many social and cultural issues in American society, touching upon themes such as homosexuality, racial injustice, gender inequality and reproductive rights.