Robert van der Hilst: Chinese Interiors
Robert van der Hilst is a tireless globetrotter. Born in 1940 in Amsterdam where he studied photography, he embarked on a journey at the age of 19 that would take him to France, Canada, the USA, Latin America, South America, and China. He travelled across China, from coastal metropolises to the hinterland in order to capture the dignity of everyday life. Imbued with Dutch mid-seventeenth century genre paintings, these photographs plunge the viewer into the intimate universes of Chinese people. Chinese interiors series offers a glimpse into each person’s private human realm by communicating through the eyes, feeling and emotions.