Milou Abel: Christian, Eelke, Amelie, Marleen, Willy, Jozef, Misty, Thomas, Thijmen en Els; LhGWR, The Hague

LhGWR presently has four shows, three of which i will show some pictures of; separately, as they are very different exhibitions.

To start with, here are some pictures of the photo installation by Milou Abel (1990) in the gallery’s basement.

She portrays people of the margins of society, empathetically, even warmheartedly.

She shows their daily struggles and daily joys.

There is no tearjerking, no social expressionism or social realism, there are just characters.

The way she presents them, photo portraits combined with objects from real life, Abel succeeds in creating real characters.

Although stereotyping is always a danger in this kind of photography, it is clear Abel is trying to avoid that.

© Villa Next Door 2018

Content of all photographs courtesy to Milou Abel and LhGWR, Den Haag

Bertus Pieters

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