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Cas Oorthuys (1908-1975)…a dutch Fifties master photographer.


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If you like dutch photography from the 20th century and specially the photography by Cas Oorthuys, you must take a look a the series of books  DE SCHOONHEID VAN ONS LAND , which were published along a general theme, depicting the typical dutch countryside, landscapes, cities , costumes and people of the fifties . The series was published by Contact over a decade. An excellent series with many photographs by Cas Oorthuys who started his career right after WWII and was contracted for this Contact series in the Fifties. Later he would publish many books of which some are available at His archives with over 500.000 negatives is believed to be one of the largest of any photographer. Oorthuys is a true master of dutch photography.


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