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Looking through a life-sized camera

Looking through a life-sized camera

23-08-2012 | 12.00

Huis Marseille is the oldest photography museum in Amsterdam. Situated in an old manor on the Keizersgracht, it can also be seen as the most beautiful. With a lovely garden and lots of space for numerous exhibitions. So, we thought it was time that you got to know this gem a little better. That's why Huis Marseille will be at the Night Bazaar on the 31st of August.

During the Night Bazaar Huis Marseille will exhibit an interactive 'Camera Obscura'. This literally means 'dark chamber'. It is the basic principle of any analog camera, based on the light that shines through an aperture and is projected in a dark room.
At the Night Bazaar, you yourself can look into Huis Marseille's life-sized camera through a small hole. You will see what is happening behind your, but then upside down. That's how a regular camera works too, but it's often corrected by mirrors, lenses or other aids.

Huis Marseille will also present their new season program at the Night Bazaar, such as the exhibition 'VIEWPOINT / A closer look at Showing' that starts September 14th. This exhibition will show part of the photo collection that has been built up over the last 15 years. Here you will find beautiful works by leading photographers such as: Ottomar Anschütz, Valérie Belin, Sophie Calle, James Casebere, Luc Delahaye, Rineke Dijkstra, David Goldblatt, Naoya Hatakeyama, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Roni Horn, Jochen Lempert, Daido Moriyama, Tony Oursler Han Singels, Guy Tillim, Sylvie Zijlmans, Edwin Zwakman and many others.

And if that wasn't enough, Huis Marseille also will be selling books and postcards at the Night Bazaar. We're looking forward to August 31st!

www.huismarseille.nl