Jitske schols

 

1969
The Netherlands

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1981
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After working for 20 years as a communications advisor, Jitske Schols decided to commit herself to photography. She has always been fascinated by the place where she grew up and the people who had lived there before her. The place, Ewijckshoeve, has shaped her to a large extent. This is why her photography is derived from the late-nineteenth century artworks made on or inspired by the estate, by artists such as Willem Witsen, George Hendrik Breitner and Anton Mauve. The atmosphere in their works can be characterised as melancholy and dark. Impressionism and naturalism play an important role. During her photo shoots, selection and editing processes, Schols tries to translate the atmosphere of that period into contemporary images. 

 (In 2017 Schols won the Dutch National Portrait Prize for the best portrait of 2016. Het Parool, Volkskrant and AD Magazine belong to her regular customer base. A highly appreciated series of portraits, entitled De Zin van het Leven, is published weekly in the Volkskrant.)


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