Editions 2004, 2014

Hans Van der Meer

Born 1955, Leimuiden, the Netherlands. Lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Hans van der Meer is a documentary photographer with an eye for coincidence and absurdity. His observations of life in the streets of Budapest in the mid-1980s won a World Press Photo award and were published in the album Quirk of Fate (1987). His landscape series Dutch Fields (1998) and European Fields (2006) on amateur football brought him international acclaim in the art world and beyond. He had solo exhibitions in venues such as Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (The Netherlands), The National Media Museum (UK), The Ludwig Museum (Hungary), and at the Rencontres d’Arles 2004, curated by Martin Parr. His work is represented in museums—and private collections throughout the world. He is co-founder and editor of Useful Photography.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture