Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Willem van de Poll - Dutch Photographer

Liberation of Amsterdam, 1945 - girlfriends of German soldiers
Willem van de Poll (April 13, 1895 - Dec. 10, 1970) was a Dutch photographer who and one of the most important photographers of his generation. 
Van de Polls stepdaughters, drinking hot chocolate while ice skating, 1931
He followed a course in Vienna in 1919 and worked as a freelance press photographer traveling in Europe, the Middle East, Indonesia and the Caribbean. 
Nell Langlais, Van de Polls 2nd wife, ice skating 1931
After the war he became a house photographer for the royal family. Willem van de Poll worked as a press and court photographer, travel, advertising and fashion photographer. 
But not a 'committed photographer', he made few pictures of demonstrations or poverty.

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