Gerard Petrus Fieret

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Gerard Petrus Fieret

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Title: Gerard Petrus Fieret

Photographer: Gerard Petrus Fieret

Text: Hripsimé Visser, Wim van Sinderen, Violette Gillet, Francesco Zanot

Design: Xavier Barral, Coline Aguettaz, Johan Jacobs

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral, LE BAL, Hannibal Publishing, Fotomuseum Den Haag

ISBN: 9789492081681

Year: 2016

Binding: Softcover with cassette

Pages: 592

Size: 18,9 x 26,7 cm

Language: Dutch / English

About the artist:

Gerard Petrus Fieret (1924 – 2009) has created some of the strangest and most subversive works produced in Europe in the 1960s and '70s. Fieret was self-taught, and between 1965 – the year he acquired his first camera, a Praktiflex – and the end of the 1970s he was an obsessional and insatiable photographer, taking pictures of anything and everything: women, legs, children, shop windows, street scenes, himself, and more women. Through his photographs, as through a two-way mirror, he achieved the paradox of revealing himself and asserting his presence in the world by hiding behind a camera.

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