The Intimate Look – exposition by photographer Gon Buurman

Gon Buurman Expo 2017

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Date(s) - 17/02/2017 - 28/04/2017
10:00 - 22:00



When she was 40, Gon Buurman (1939) discovered photography while on holiday in France. Now she is considered to be one of the most important photographers of the second feminist wave. But she was more than that. She portrayed many hundreds of people. Especially her iconic portraits of lesbian women are well known. She also published several books.

In 1991 she published Aan Hartstocht Geen Gebrek (No lack of passion). This book centers on handicap, eroticism and the body experience of physically handicapped people. This book was her break through to the general audience. Other books followed, like Over Liefde (About Love) in 1995 and The Life of Women in 2006.

Gon Buurman kept on working until a few years ago. She made pictures for magazines and books. She is also a sought after portrait photographer.

Now a selection of her work is exhibited at the IHLIA, the Europe’s largest LGBTQ Heritage Collection in Amsterdam.

Mini-documentary about the work and life of Gon Buurman

Gon Buurman received a well deserved award at the opening of the exhibition. This award, the Aletta Jacobs medal for important people in the women’s movement, is a recognition of large body of work. In the short documentary about her life and work you can see why she deserves to get this recognition.