8 Sept-3 Dec 2006. The Van Gogh Museum hosts an exhibition of 'Street Photography' featuring work by some of the 20th century's most famous photographers, from George Breitner, Andre Kertsz and Henri Cartier-Bresson to Diane Arbus, William Klein, Weegee and Emmy Andriesse. Breitner (1857-1923) was one of the first photographers to take his camera onto the streets of Amsterdam, viewing passers-by with an almost cinematic eye and using unusual angles to create a new perspective on hitherto unexplored subject matter. This exhibition explores the changing focus of street photography over the course of the 20th century, from simple street scenes to in-depth portraits of the citys inhabitants. The photographs on display are from the Rijksmuseums collection on loan to the Van Gogh Museum while building work is underway. Admission 10, 13-17 years 2.50, under-12s free. Daily 10.00-18.00, Fri10.00-22.00.
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Street photography in Amsterdam.
The Van Gogh Museum is on Museumplein in Amsterdam, between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum. The museum entrance is at Paulus Potterstraat 7. By tram lines 2, 3, 5, 12. By bus routes 145, 170, 172. Tel. +31 (0) 205705200 email@example.com