On The Road – Travelling with the Photographer
The exhibition On The Road – Travelling with the Photographer is a journey through history highlighting the influence of travel on the development of photography. The exhibition design by Trapped in Suburbia allows visitors to experience the Nationaal Archief’s photography collection in a new and unique way.
Upon entering, the Infinity Room represents photography in the present. The room is covered from floor to ceiling with images from the web, showing the saturation of our environment with images. Combatting this fast-paced world, two chairs offer the visitor an opportunity to sit down and observe and truly appreciate one single image. Most of the exhibition contains black and white photography. The Colour Room, however, transports you into the completely different world of colour photography.
Since this is the first in a series of exhibitions, the structural design is a modular system that can be easily deconstructed and rebuilt in different layouts. Also, especially for this exhibition, a new quick yet secure hanging system was devised, allowing all works to be hung in less than half the previous time.
Dutch Design Daily LIVE #9
Thursday Februari 16, Trapped in Suburbia will be one of the speakers at Dutch Design Daily LIVE #9
at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam. More information: www.dezwijger.nl/programma
Photos: Anne Reitsma
Video: Nationaal Archief