Artist: Bart Nieuwenhuijs
Sikkens, commercial assignment about furniture lacquers, 1981.
Bart Nieuwenhuis (1949-2017) studied at the Rietveld Academy from 1964 with Jaap d’Oliveira. He graduated cum laude in 1969. He worked all his life as a freelance photographer, the first 15 years from a studio in Amsterdam, and later 25 years in a converted church in Ouderkerk aan den Amstel. At first he mainly worked for illustrated magazines in the Netherlands and abroad, and later also for advertising agencies, design studios, companies and sponsored magazines. Was later affiliated with Reklamewinkel Bart & Hans as art director, and started its own online photo gallery Bigpixture in 2008. For many years he was a board member of World Press Photo (1987-2006), PANL (1993-1994) and the Kees Scherer Photo Archive Foundation.
Exhibitions: KLM 70 years, 1989; 25 years Avenue magazine, 1990; ‘The Decisive Image’, Dutch photography of the 20th century, 1991; Solo exhibition Fotofestival Naarden ‘Oman Nomads’, 1995; Avenue van A to Zero, the Rotterdam Photo Museum, 2006; Studio Bazar / Kauwgomballen Fabriek, Exposition Culinary, 2009.
Rewards: World Press Photo, Amsterdam 700, 1975; De Tegel (journalistic year prize), category background stories, 2006; several times ADCN / Netherlands, ADC / New York and PANL (Dutch Photography Association).