Presentazione progetto “Pier to Pier” di Giedo van der Zwan
Riva Tre Novembre / Angolo Via Mazzini - Trieste
Sunday 27 October 2019
15.15 - 16.00
Pier to Pier is an ongoing project that started early 2017.
It is about the modern sea-bathing culture in Scheveningen, a coastal town next to The Hague, the Netherlands. ‘Pier to Pier’ literally means the 2.5 kilometers of beach and boulevard between the northern fishing pier and the pleasure pier of Scheveningen.
200 years ago, the first bathing houses were placed on the beach and they marked the very beginning of what has become the sea bathing culture as it is known for today.
The photographer’s family name ‘Van der Zwan’ is well-known in Scheveningen. Here, his grandfather had a fish shop and his father grew up here.
Last year Giedo published his book and a solo exhibition was organized on the pier which has been visited by more than 200,000 people and last summer in the large city hall.
But the photographer did not stop when the exhibitions closed. He keeps coming back to the beach, the boulevard and the pier to visualize the local bathing and beach culture.
With new striking images, a new exhibition is planned for next spring and summer in a local museum.
In the same style as we are used to, Giedo van der Zwan has captured the almost inexhaustible flow of day trippers in a striking way. With a sharp eye, vision, clever composition, typical use of color and flash and often with a sense of humor or drama.
At Trieste Photo Days 2019, Giedo gives us a preview of his new work.