Robin de Puy 1986

Woont in Amsterdam. Werkt in Amsterdam.
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The Ravestijn Gallery

Born in 1986, Robin de Puy grew up in her parents’ family hotel in the small village of Oude-Tonge, South Holland. She graduated from the Fotoacademie Rotterdam in 2009, and won the Photo Academy Award the same year. In 2013, she received the Dutch Photographic Portrait Prize for a shot of fellow photographer An-Sofie Kesteleyn; in 2015 she took a 10,000km road trip across the US on a Harley Davidson, making images that she published as the book If This Is True, I’ll Never Have to Leave Home Again in 2016, and exhibited in the Fotomuseum The Hague. Documentary The first week of Robin de Puy’s trip was recorded by documentary filmmaker Simone de Vries (who had earlier made films about Rutger Hauer and Erik Kessels) and cameraman Maarten van Rossem. Halfway through the trip, they rejoined her for another week. The resulting documentary can be seen here. In 2017 this documentary was nominated for an International Emmy Award. “The American road trip is a photographic trope that’s often abused by countless photographers, but Robin de Puy, through her truly personal approach, has produced an opus that sets her apart from the masses. Her American road trip spanned 8,000 miles on a motorcycle, but you’ll rarely see pictures of stunning landscapes in her work. Instead, the Dutch photographer chose to focus on the people she met – sharing personal experiences that many photographes would shun. The result is a stunning study of today’s America made all the more relevant after Donald Trump’s election.” ~ TIME MAGAZINE about her first book ‘If This Is True’. Her new series, Randy, started on her 2015 roadtrip when she spotted the teen in Ely, Nevada. He rode past her and she asked if she could take his photograph; back home in The Netherlands, she found he stuck in her mind, and returned to see him at the end of 2016, in February 2017, and in May 2017, making “hundreds” of portraits. An exhibition of this work, which includes photographs and videos, is on show at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht from 26 January-13 May; Hannibal also recently published the series as a photobook. “A Joyous, Mysterious Portrait of Rural American Boyhood.” ~ The New Yorker

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Robin de Puy, b.1986 Born in Oostflakkee, the Netherlands Education Fotoacademie Rotterdam (NL) 2005 - 2009 Selected Group & Solo Exhibitions 2019 Fotofestival Naarden (NL) ‘Love me’, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam (NL) 2018 Randy, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL) 2017 Looking for America, Museum Hilversum (NL) 2016 Jan, Breda’s Museum, Breda (NL) If This Is True (selection), Girlgaze / Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles (US) If This Is True (selection) - Photoville, New York (US) If this is true..., The Hague Museum of Photography, Den Haag (NL) Harry Pennings Award, Galerie Pennings, Eindhoven (NL) 2015 28 Faces at Amsterdam Art Fair, Kunsthal Citroën, Amsterdam (NL) 2014 The Art of Energy, Pulchri, Den Haag (NL) 2013 Zilveren Camera, The Hague Museum of Photography, Den Haag (NL) MOAM & FOAM, FOAM Editions, Amsterdam (NL) 2011 FotoFestival Naarden / Galerie De Lage Flank, Naarden Vesting (NL) 2010 De Westergasfabriek Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL) Foto21 Bredevoort, Bredevoort (NL) De Winkelhaak Antwerpen, Antwerpen (BE) Openbare Bibliotheek Groningen, Groningen (NL) Fotogalerie Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL) 2009 Fotogalerie Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL) Fotogalerie Groningen, Groningen (NL) Fotogram, Amsterdam (NL) Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam (NL) Gallery Sand, Noorderlicht, Groningen (NL) Fotomuseum, Den Haag (NL) Fotogram, Amsterdam (NL) Loods 6 Amsterdam, Untitled, Amsterdam (NL) Kunstuitleen, Hellevoetsluis (NL) Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (NL) Selected Awards and Prizes 2018 LensCulture Portrait Awards - winner ADCN - nomination craft photography 2017 National Portrait Prize - nomination Lens Culture - Jurors’ Pick 2015 Harry Pennings Award - Nominated 2013 Selection of Dutch Photography Awards (SO Awards) - Silver National Portrait Prize - 1st and 3rd prize SO (Selection Of) 2013 - Nominated The International Photo Awards - 7 Honorable mentions 2012 Zilveren Camera, Portrait - 3rd prize National Portrait Prize - Nominated PANL #21, Non Commissioned People – Nominated Commissioned Fashion - Bronze 2011 PANL #20, Non Commissioned People - Nominated Commissioned Fashion - Nominated 2010 PANL #19, Non Commissioned People - Nominated 2009 Photo Academy Award - Overall Winner The International Photo Awards - Honorable Mention De Fotoprijs - Nominated PANL #18 / Studentwork - Nominated Books Randy, monography published by Hannibal, 2017 If this is true..., monography published by Ludion, 2016