Captions for Cas


① memo 20181007 ~ Captions for Cas ~ Help caption images in Cas Oorthuys photo archive. Last friday I visited the retrospective ‘This is Cas | Vintage Photography by Cas Oorthuys’ in the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam , Holland , and came across this great project :

The museum invites visitors of the exhibition to help with information on the many photographs , offering large iPads at a round table with Cas’ work. I searched for Normandie , and filmed browsing the results.

Online , I just checked , the project invites everyone to help . Below some info from the museum site and the link for visiting yourself.

“The Nederlands Fotomuseum is appealing to the general public for help in identifying the contents of photographs taken by Cas Oorthuys, among the most influential of all 20th-century Dutch photographers. Anyone is able to study the photos in the Oorthuys archive online and provide information on the contents…

Captions for Cas
All sheets are available online and work can begin on captioning them. In an extraordinary exercise in public participation, the museum invites the general public to help write Captions for Cas. Using the existing Vele Handen platform, it is open to everyone to contribute information on any of the images in the contact sheets. The museum is looking not just for photography lovers, but for a wide variety of experts and people with relevant personal knowledge. Oorthuys travelled widely and photographed a huge range of things. Input will be needed, for example, from experts on traditional costumes, the shipping industry and agriculture in the Netherlands, but also from people familiar with the various other regions and countries that Oorthuys visited. In addition to many countries within Europe, these included Canada, Congo, Indonesia, Egypt, Morocco, Syria and the United States.”

Note , though , the platform and project instructions , and photographer’s notes , all is in dutch .

Link ‘Captions for Cas’
https://www.nederlandsfotomuseum.nl/en/captions-for-cas-en/

Link via platform ‘VeleHanden.nl”
https://velehanden.nl/projecten/bekijk/details/project/nfm_tagging_photos

Behind Glass


① memo 20180616 ~ Behind Glass ~ Achter Glas (dutch for Behind Glass) by Johan van der Keuken (photographer . filmer ) in the collection of dummies and work books of the Leiden University at the 2010 Photography! exhibition in the Hague Museum of Photography , Holland

Borobudur Daguerreotypes Film


① memo 20180615 ~ Borobudur Daguerreotypes Film ~ Series of daguerreotypes of one of the walls of the Borobudur on Java , Indonesia. The oldest known photos of the Borobudur in the former Dutch East-Indies commissioned by the dutch Ministry of Colonies to the german daguerreotypist Adolf Schaefer – filmed April 2010 at the exhibition ‘Photography! A special collection of the Leiden University’ , in the Hague Museum of Photography , Holland

Bunker Tiger Terschelling


① memo 20180611 ~ Bunker Tiger Terschelling ~ NL (English below) : Film ter gelegenheid van Bunker Dag afgelopen weekend. Verhalen van de bunkers van Terschelling , de Tiger Stelling en meer … door gids Peter de Jong bij aanvang rondleiding Bunker Museum Terschelling – Stichting Bunkerbehoud Terschelling.
EN : Film on the occasion of the Bunker Day last weekend. Stories by volunteer guide Peter de Jong on the former Luftwaffe Radar site “TIGER Stellung” and other bunkers on the Wadden Isle Terschelling , Netherlands
Filmed (with Sony RX100M2 & ECM-XYST1M mic) September 2017 at the Bunker Museum Terschelling – http://bunkersterschelling.nl – by Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com | 1-memo.com

Breitner’s Box Camera


① memo 20180518 ~ Breitner’s Box Camera ~ Paint-splattered box camera used by the Dutch painter and photographer George Breitner. Filmed at ‘Photography’ exhibition April 2010, The Hague Museum of Photography. Holland.
This Guy’s Edison-Camera is from around 1900 and in the special collection of Leiden University.