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.
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.