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Hans Aarsman (born 1951) is a Dutch photographer, author, and lecturer at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He is a significant figure in the New Topography movement. Many of Aarsman's works are in the Netherlands Photo Museum.
Life and work
Aarsman was born in 1951 in Amsterdam. He started his career as a photojournalist for the Dutch newspaper Trouw. In 1989 he published the book Hollandse Taferelen which consisted of landscapes photographed from the roof of a camper which he pulled through the Netherlands for a year. In 1990–1991 he finished a photo series of East German states.
He exhibited work at the Rencontres d'Arles festival in Arles, France in 2011.
Aarsman also is a novelist and playwright. His debut literary work was Twee hoofden, een kussen (1995) and more recently he has been dedicating himself more to writing than photography.
- Hollandse Taferelen (1989)
- Aarsmans Amsterdam (1993)
- Een engeltje dat over mijn tong piest (1995)
- Vrrooom! Vrrooom! (2003)
- Twee hoofden, een kussen (1995)