Supported by Aloys Ginjaar & Astrid Verhoef

Curated by Aloys Ginjaar

Featuring Rogier Alleblas, Sacha de Boer, Hester den Boer, Jenny Boot, Jolande des Bouvrie, Oski Collado, Annelies Damen, Peter Day, Ton Dirven, Flip Franssen, Gert Jan van Geerenstein, Aloys Ginjaar, Julia Gunther, Amerens Hedwich, Judith Heinsohn, Harold van de Kamp, Mariska Karto, Peter de Krom, Tom Meerman, Maartje Roos, Sanne Thunnissen, Romy Treebush, Inge Trienekens, Dimitri Valentijn, Baukje Venema, Astrid Verhoef, Helene Wiesenhaan, Yvonne Witte.

This exhibition was conceived in light of universal emotions and experiences. In search of the intrinsic value of life itself that give us strength through beauty, humor, hope and imagination. Values that feed our human consciousness and help us to overcome the trials and tribulations that we encounter in life. ALIVE! shows both artistic contemplations and human relationships in connection to society in different cultures and stages of life.

We invite the viewer to a journey inward as well as outward. Two directions, both equally important to experience life to its fullest extent.

Aloys Ginjaar (1946, Amsterdam) has worked for many years as a photographer, journalist and curator. His work was part of World Press Photo 1973, 1975 & 1977 and since 2000 he’s been organizing the monthly Photographers Evening in Amsterdam. Ginjaar has curated Dutch exhibitions for the New York Photofestival 2011 (Dutch Delight), Photoville 2012 (The Wonder of Woman) & Photoville 2013 (Keep on Dreaming). He’s been awarded with the Golden Age Award 2013 for his activities for the Dutch Photographic community.


Astrid Verhoef (1973, Amsterdam) works as an artist/photographer based in Amsterdam and has been producing exhbitions since 2011. Her work has been part of the IJFFF Photo- & Filmfestival 2012, Photoville 2012 & 2013, The (Super)Heroes exhibition at the Manhattan Bridge. In 2013 she was chosen by GUP Magazine as one of the “New Dutch Photo Talents”. Astrid was runner up at “Resolution 2014” , this years First exhibition of the New York Photo Festival.


Aloys Ginjaar and Astrid Verhoef have been working together since 2011. They strive to create an international platform for Dutch Photography and do so by organising Group-exhibitions abroad as well as in The Netherlands. Exhibitions they have so far realised has been shown in New York, Amsterdam and Tokyo. Currently they are planning another exhibition in Japan and next year they’ll organize an exhibtion of Japanese photography in Amsterdam.

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.