Erwin Olaf

Erwin Olaf

Netherlands

Biography

Mixing photojournalism with studio photography, Erwin Olaf (1959, The Netherlands) emerged on the international art scene in 1987, and went on to having many exhibitions and receiving prestigious awards. Film is also a very important medium for his art. His films have been screened at several leading museums and film festivals all around the world. He has won numerous international art and media prizes, such as Photographer of the Year at the 2006 International Colour Awards. In 2008, he received a Lucie Award from the USA and in 2011 he won the prestigious Johannes Vermeer Award (the Dutch State Prize for the Arts). He was also selected as Artist of the Year in The Netherlands in 2013.

Films Selection