Event Details

On Tuesday, May 22nd he will visit The Netherland Club for the presentation of his new photo book; NEW YORK NEW YORK – a visual hymn. A one-of-a-kind inspiring event for those interested in photo art, lovers of New York and for people who’re interested in Koek’s unconventional path from a tax lawyer to a full-time working artist in NYC.

New York, the city that never sleeps, offers unlimited inspiration for the Dutch photographer Richard Koek. As a Dutchman, living in NYC, Koek observes the city as an outsider, while working as a fly on the wall. His images seem to have frozen the rush and hectic in the city on that perfect split second. Koek’s sensibility for the complicated life in New York shows in his photo’s, lightning the characterizing contrasts in city’s common ordinary life. They will encourage the viewers to form their own interpretation.

While showing his pictures, Koek will give insight into his work and his techniques and will also encourage his audience to participate in a discussion about his visuals, making his stories a product of collaboration.

Richard Koek (Ilpendam, 1965) decided to give up his profession as a tax lawyer to pursue his passion for photography in New York City. His work has featured in renowned titles including Interview Magazine, Stern, The New York Times and The New York Review of Books.

Richard Koek lives in New York and Amsterdam, working for various international publications, companies and non-profit organizations, and has been purchased by The National Archives of Holland, The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Royal Tropical Institute of Amsterdam. He has exhibited work at the Photoville Festival in NYC and Fotofestival Naarden in The Netherlands.

NEW YORK NEW YORK – A visual hymn
The book NEW YORK NEW YORK – a visual hymn will be for sale at the event. As a specially offer you will receive a free signed 5×7″ print of one of Richard’s photos, with the purchase of the book.

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TNC Members: FREE   |   Non-members: $15

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