Hamiltons congratulates Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf for receiving the honorary medal for Art and Science of the House Order of Orange presented by King Willem-Alexander.
Erwin Olaf has been a photographer for over forty years, addressing themes such as ethnicity, sexual diversity and economic inequality with a daring approach to portrayal. His work is shown in exhibitions and museums worldwide and has received many international awards.
Olaf has made several portraits of King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their daughters. In 2013 he designed a new euro coin with the image of the King and took the official state photos in 2018. In addition to his artistry, Olaf is committed to vocational education.