Authors Mattie Boom, Hans Rooseboom

This major survey by the Rijksmuseum’s curators of photography reveals how photography brought a revolutionary shift away from the types of imagery that people were used to in paintings, drawings and engravings and introduced an entirely new way of seeing and representing reality. It features work by prominent photographers and previously unpublished, anonymous photographs, early examples of photographs used in advertising, science and journalism, and shows the new directions amateurs were taking around 1900.

Elected Photography Catalogue of the Year by the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2017