Hans Aarsman

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Hans Aarsman
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Born1951 (age 71–72)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.[citation needed] Many of Aarsman's works are in the Netherlands Photo Museum.[1]

Life and work[edit]

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)


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