New Documents

© Wout Berger, Big Bend Badlands. 2007

Wout Berger

Exhibition: BPB Curated: New Ways of Looking

Wout Berger (b.1941) in Ridderkerk, The Netherlands, he now resides and works in Utidam. Berger has exhibited extensively across the world in institutions such as; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; International Centre of Photography in New York; Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo and The Photographers’ Gallery in London. He has been in numerous gallery exhibitions in The Hague and his work is held in both public and private collections internationally.
Berger is particularly interested in severely contaminated sites that he photographs as if they were idyllic landscapes. In 2003 he produced a series entitled ‘Ruigoord’ which looked at an area in the Ruigoord village that had been prepared for building work using sand and seeds to hold the sand down. Berger using a technical camera produced close-up shots that have a painterly quality and highlight nature’s beauty but also its constant flux due to human intervention. Wout Berger's work is courtesy Gallery van Kranendonk, The Hague, Netherlands