The Ultimate Sailor: under construction

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Photographers Koen Hauser, Jan Hoek, Marie-José Jongerius, and Aisha Zeijpveld demonstrate their vision of the sailor of today.
The exhibition shows three diverse photographic series and a video installation that explores how the sailor and pirate diverge from modern perceptions.
The 'real' Somali pirates - Jan Hoek
The stereotypical and sometimes caricatured image we have of sailors has been reflected for centuries in our stories, plays, prints, and paintings.
The role of the sailor has changed drastically over the centuries. This discordance between modern-day mariners and their historical image inspired Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam’s National Maritime museum to develop a new image of the sailor by inviting four photographers to reflect on this theme.
Meisje Loos - Aisha Zeijpveld
In September, the month of photography, the museum will collaborate with the Unseen Photo Fair.
The Ultimate Sailor: Under Construction runs until 29 September 2016. For more information see here

Tom Seymour

Tom Seymour is an Associate Editor at The Art Newspaper and an Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication. His words have been published in The Guardian, The Observer, The New York Times, Financial Times, Wallpaper* and The Telegraph. He has won Writer of the Year and Specialist Writer of the year on three separate occassions at the PPA Awards for his work with The Royal Photographic Society.