Martin Rogge, founder and owner of Flatland Gallery (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is quitting his Gallery on Lijnbaansgracht from 1 August. This will be celebrated with a last exhibition entitled: The private photography collection/the existence of colour blue’.It is a group exhibition with the following artists: Adam Jeppesen, Carlos and Jason Sanchez, David Hockney, Hans op de Beeck, Jeroen Robert Kramer, Jocelyn Lee, Martin Usborne, Ruud van Empel. This unique exhibition starts on 11 March, and ends on 13 May 2023.
There is work by Van Empel in the second part of the book on Flora Fotografica, compiled by William A. Ewing and Danaé Panchaud: ‘Vivid, bold, spectacular and unexpected: a definitive overview of one of contemporary photography’s most innovative fields, showcasing flower imagery by more than 120 of the world’s leading practitioners. There has never been a period in photography’s long history – no school, no movement – when flowers have not been a central focus, whether in the form of the classic still life, the botanical study, incorporated into portraiture and studies of the human body, documented in street photography, or used subversively in surrealist collage and montage.
The book on Flora Fotografica, compiled by William A. Ewing and Danaé Panchaud has also been turned into a Flora Imaginaria exhibit at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. Running from July 16 to September 25, 2022, showcasing flower imagery by more than 120 of the world’s leading practitioners.