ROBINdePUY – Photography
Amsterdam
info@robindepuy.nl

Represented by
UNIT CMA
+31 20 530 6000
lia@unit.nl

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THE RAVESTIJN GALLERY
Amsterdam
+31 20 530 6000
info@theravestijngallery.com

Contact

ROBINdePUY – Photography
Amsterdam
info@robindepuy.nl

Represented by
UNIT CMA
+31 20 530 6000
lia@unit.nl

Print Sales
THE RAVESTIJN GALLERY
Amsterdam
+31 20 530 6000
info@theravestijngallery.com

Instagram: robin_de_puy

Biography

Robin de Puy’s (b.1986, the Netherlands) photographs start with a desire to tell her own story through the faces of others. Whether it’s the freckled adolescent she noticed whilst refuelling in Wyoming, the Dutch author, poet and columnist Remco Campert, or the boy Randy she met in Nevada whilst on her American road trip, de Puy sees the camera as an aid to understand the deeply personal traits and histories of each person, and how they also reveal something about herself. Many of her encounters are fleeting; a heartfelt glance into the life of someone else before time resumes its frantic pace. In others, as with Randy, those same transient experiences blossom into profound and enduring relationships. Regardless of which ending they have, de Puy’s photographs are always imbued with a sensitivity and timelessness that encourages a slow gaze on the human condition. Her images are chances for genuine human connection, and through sharing with them with the world, allow us to take part in such moments.

“A Joyous, Mysterious Portrait of Rural American Boyhood.” ~ The New Yorker about her project RANDY

Robin de Puy studied at the Fotoacademie Rotterdam and has been exhibited internationally at institutions and galleries including; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2018); Museum Hilversum, Hilversum (2017); The Hague Museum of Photography, The Hague (2016); Stedelijk Museum, Breda (2016) and Photoville, New York (2016). Amongst numerous other awards, De Puy was the winner of the National Portrait Prize in both 2013 and 2019. Her work is held in major public and private collections including Bonnefantenmuseum, Maasstricht; De Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar; Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht; Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Hague; Huis Marseille, Amsterdam and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague.

In 2015, de Puy took a 10,000 km road trip across the US on a Harley Davidson, making images that were published as the book If This Is True, I’ll Never Have to Leave Home Again in 2016. The trip was documented by Simone de Vries and Maarten van Rossem, and the film was nominated for an International Emmy Award in 2017.

“The American road trip is a photographic trope that’s often abused by countless photographers, but Robin de Puy, through her truly personal approach, has produced an opus that sets her apart from the masses. Her American road trip spanned 8,000 miles on a motorcycle, but you’ll rarely see pictures of stunning landscapes in her work. Instead, the Dutch photographer chose to focus on the people she met – sharing personal experiences that many photographes would shun. The result is a stunning study of today’s America made all the more relevant after Donald Trump’s election.” ~ TIME MAGAZINE about her first book ‘If This Is True’.

text by: Kris Kozlowski Moore

Exhibitions

RANDY
12 June 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Portrait(s) Festival
Vichy, FRANCE

LOVE ME
30 May 2020 - 14 June 2020
Sint-Jozefskapel
Augustijnslei 76
Brasschaat, BELGIUM


15.06 2019 - 08.09 2019
MASTERLY WOMEN - group exhibition
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Schiedam, The Netherlands

25.05.2019 - 30.06.2019
MARVELOUS MISFITS - group exhibition
Naarden, The Netherlands

02.02 2019 - 16.03.2019
LOVE ME - solo exhibition
THE RAVESTIJN GALLERY
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

26.01.2018 — 13.05.2018
RANDY - solo exhibition
Bonnefantenmuseum
Maastricht, The Netherlands

17.06.2017 — 20.08.2017
LOOKING FOR AMERICA
Museum Hilversum
Hilversum, The Netherlands

15.09.2016 — 30.10.2016
UNCLE JAN
Breda’s Museum
Breda, The Netherlands

22.10.2016 - 26.02.2017
If This Is True (selection)
Girlgaze / Annenberg Space for Photography
Los Angeles, USA

21.09.2016 — 25.09.2016
If This Is True (selection) - PHOTOVILLE
Brooklyn Bridge Park - New York, USA

01.03.2016 — 26.06.2016
If This Is True - solo exhibition
The Hague Museum of Photography
The Hague, The Netherlands

25.03.2014 — 13.04.2014
The Art of Energy
Pulchri
The Hague, The Netherlands

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Awards

2019Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize:
winner

2018LensCulture Portrait Awards:
winner

2018ADCN:
nomination craft photography

2017National Portrait Prize:
nomination

2017Lens Culture
Jurors’ Pick

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Clients

Volkskrant – Volkskrant Magazine – New York Magazine – Bloomberg Businessweek – KPN – Het Parool – Le Monde M – L’Officiel – LINDA. magazine – Vrij Nederland – Adformatie – Creatie – BVN (Breast Cancer Ass.) – Vice – N=5 – KesselsKramer – This That or The Other – J. WALTER THOMPSON – Purple Diary – Dutch National Ballet – Süddeutsche Zeitung – G-Star.

Press

2017-01-01
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SEE ALL THIS MAGAZINE
Marina Abramovic and Robin de Puy

2016-03-22
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ZAP
NRC Handelsblad

2016-01-07
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DE 16 VAN 2016
NRC Handelsblad

2016-03-24
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WAAR ANDEREN AAN VOORBIJ GAAN
Het Parool

2016-02-01
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ZOEKEN NAAR DE KLIK
Adformatie

2015-08-07
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ROBIN'S ROAD MOVIE
De Volkskrant

2014-01-29
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PRIJSFOTOGRAAF
De Volkskrant

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