Everywhere All at Once by Vanessa Marsh

Schilt Publishing & Gallery and Restaurant Bloem op IJburg are pleased to invite you to the new show Everywhere All at Once by American photographer Vanessa Marsh in the top-class Italian restaurant Bloem op IJburg!

When: Saturday 14 March, 4 pm
Where: Bloem op IJburg, IJburglaan 1289, Amsterdam
RSVP: lilia@schiltpublishing.com or info@bloemopijburg.nl

Everywhere All at Once

Sometimes there is a hazy, almost tropical light that falls over the Californian Bay Area. The moisture in the air falls on the landscape and makes it appear as a series of two-dimensional planes intricately layered together. When Vanessa Marsh sees this light, she imagines these individual planes of landscape, each moving freely along independent trajectories. In her imagination, the landscape becomes one of dislocated landmarks, geography and infrastructure, constantly changing. Within the series Everywhere All at Once Vanessa brings to form these imagined landscapes and combines them with intensely starlit skies, highlighting both a personal as well as a collective experience of the world. Her goal is to make images that are familiar and dreamlike, evocative of an almost unreachable memory.

Dutch Full House

Dutch Full House at Schilt Publishing & Gallery

4 wonderful Dutch photographers in one gallery

23 February – 8 March, 2020
Opening: Sunday 23 February 15:00-17:00

Schilt Publishing & Gallery is located in a multi multi-storey. This makes it possible to organize a
special event now and then in which we use all floors of the building. It is with pleasure that we
announce our upcoming exhibition of over 40 works of 4 artists on 4 floors!

Dutch Full House
Works from Geert Broertjes, Lotte Bronsgeest, Vivian Keulards en Carla Kogelman
With this special exhibition we show beautiful, intriguing and exquisite prints in black and white
and full colour, covering vulnerability, addiction, darkness, and even death, but also playful
childhood and uncomplicated life.

Come and join us on this wonderful and special event, meet the photographers, wander through
the building and let yourself be surprised by the superb quality of these 4 amazing artists.
Schilt Publishing & Gallery is fortunate to have published already also books with 3 of the artists:
One Year by Geert Broertjes, To Hans by Vivian Keulards and I am Waldviertel by Carla Kogelman.
But a book with the new work (Project C) by Geert Broertjes and Lotte Bronsgeest will be
published in the near future!

We are looking forward very much to this special afternoon and hope you will join us!
Please let us know by sending an email to lilia@schiltpublishing.com. Thank you!

Images in Transition

22 March – 10 May, 2020
Opening 22 March, 4 – 6 p.m.

Images in Transition project is a collaboration between photographer David Pace and gallerist/collector Stephen Wirtz.

David Pace and Stephen Wirtz manipulate and transform wirephotos transmitted during World War II. Beginning with an extensive collection of originals assembled by Wirtz over a period of many years, they scan the images, radically re-cropping and dramatically enlarging portions of the archival wirephotos. Their croppings and enlargements expose the artifacts of the wirephoto technology – the dots, lines, irregularities and retouchings from the war years. But the transformations introduced by Pace and Wirtz not only extend, but also reverse, the intentions of the wartime retouchers: Instead of obscuring the dots and lines to create a clearer image, Pace and Wirtz reveal and enhance the dots and lines, exposing the technological processes that produced the images.

Instead of retouching the images to create an illusion of reality, they make visible the manipulation of the images that were published as news. Instead of enhancing the content to support a narrative of just war and ethical victory, their dramatic enlargements transform wartime content into near-abstraction, creating a subtle counter narrative.

By exposing the artifacts of wirephoto technology and the actions of the human hands that retouched the images, their work highlights, transforms, and subverts the intention, the content, and the process of these wartime photographs. They raise questions about the technologies of image making and image transmission, the notion of truth in journalism, and the role of propaganda in news photography.

Stephen Wirtz is a former gallerist and a collector of photographs. With Connie Wirtz he co-founded the Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco, exhibiting national and international painting, sculpture, and photography for forty years. The Stephen Wirtz Gallery represented Michael Kenna, Todd Hido, Larry Sultan, Jim Goldberg, Chris McCaw, Richard Avedon, Michal Rovner, and Mario Giacomelli among many others. Prints from Wirtz’s personal collection of works by lesser known or unidentified photographers have been exhibited at the SF Museum of Modern Art and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

David Pace is a photographer, filmmaker, educator, and curator. He has taught photography at colleges and universities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA; Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR; The Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA; Gallery 1401, Philadelphia, PA; 511 Gallery, New York, NY, and Wirtz Art, Oakland, CA. Pace’s photographs are in the collections of the San Jose Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, the Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA, and the de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA. His work has been published in magazines, journals, and newspapers internationally.

To Hans

2 February – 8 March, 2020
Opening 2 February, 4 – 7 p.m.

Schilt Publishing & Gallery is pleased to announce To Hans, an exhibition by Vivian Keulards.

Addiction is still a big taboo. With this project, Vivian Keulards breaks her silence around the addiction and death of her brother Hans. Years after his death, she went in search for answers. Why did he get addicted and she didn’t, how did he feel and could she have done anything? Her brother Hans was only 38 years old when he died in a hotel room in Berlin. His sudden cardiac arrest was caused by drugs. His death is a fact, the way he died a taboo.

This project is a personal story with a universal mission: to show the human being behind addiction. To show it’s only a thin line between being addicted and not.

Vivian Keulards is a Dutch conceptual portrait photographer. She graduated in 2009 from the Fotoacademie Amsterdam. Her fascination for images and photography started earlier though. During her Communication Science studies at the KUN (University of Nijmegen, master’s degree in 1995) she mainly focused on visual culture and imaging; she also loved to print in the darkroom.
Vivian’s portrait series are often created over a longer period of time and are narrative (conceptual). Children, adolescents and vulnerable groups are recurring subjects in her photography. Her series can be documentary or based on fine-art. Therefore, her work is shown on different platforms like photo festivals, galleries, newspapers and magazines. Her portraits have been published, exhibited and rewarded internationally and are part of public and private collections.

The book To Hans, is published by Schilt Publishing and available in English and Dutch edition. The book will be presented at the opening. 

One Year

7 September – 1 December, 2019
Opening 7 September, 5 – 7 p.m.

Schilt Publishing & Gallery is pleased to announce One Year, an exhibition by Geert Broertjes.

In a very short space of time, Geert Broertjes lost the most important women in his life. His aunt, grandmother and mother passed away. He shared his grief with his girlfriend, who became a recurring theme in this series. But even this relationship ended, a couple of months after his mother passed. Broertjes photographed the process instinctively. It was only afterwards that he noticed the coherence of his work. It became a poetic story about love, loss and grief. The beautiful photographs, all shot analogue in raw black and white, reveal the dark feelings he experienced during this intense period in his life.

Geert Broertjes is a Dutch photographer who is fascinated by what motivates people, the choices they make in life, and why. Geert graduated from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam. Since then his work evolved into a poetic, melancholic and romantic version of reality. His work was exhibited at Triennale der Photographie, Unseen, Rencontres d’Arles. Broertjes works with analogue cameras and makes both high-end digital prints and superb silver gelatins. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam.

The book One Year, was published by Schilt Publishing in August 2019. The book will be available at the opening and will be presented at Unseen, Amsterdam in September 2019.

Animal / Other Animals

Schilt Publishing & Gallery and Restaurant Bloem op IJburg are pleased to invite you to the new show Animal / Other Animals by American photographer Elliot Ross in the top-class Italian restaurant Bloem op IJburg!

When: Sunday 18 August, 4 pm (Aperitivo)
Where: Bloem op IJburg, IJburglaan 1289, Amsterdam

RSVP: lilia@schiltpublishing.com or info@bloemopijburg.nl
We hope to see you then!

Elliot Ross was born in Chicago, U.S. in 1947. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in collections in the United States and abroad, including those of the Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Museé de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium. His project Animal was a nalist for a New York Photo Award in 2009. His critically acclaimed books, Animal and Other Animals were released by Schilt Publishing in 2010 and 2014 respectively.

“Going on to photograph animals from around the world, Ross creates images laden with emotion. He discards their environmental surroundings and uses an almost painterly approach in post-production, leaving us with these beautifully isolated and powerful portraits.”
– Aperture (New York)

Please have a look at Elliot Ross prints here. 

Selected Works

Sergey Chilikov
Selected Works
20 April  – 29 June 2019

Since 1989 Chilikov has been working on a travel series about cities in the Soviet Union. His series, entitled ‘Photo Provocations’, ‘The Countryside Glam’, ‘The Beach’, ‘The Gambling’, ‘The Philosophy of a Journey’ and others, depict the hidden eroticism of people of the countryside that appears even more vital when it contrasts with depressing surroundings.

Sergey Chilikov graduated from Mari Pedagogical Institute with an MA in Philosophy in 1983. From 1976 till 1991 Chilikov lectured at Yoshkar-Ola University, later he completed a book on Russian philosophy, ‘The Owner of a Thing, or the Anthology of Subjectivity’. Chilikov’s photography career began in 1976 in the FACT group. Very soon he became a leader of non-conformist photography in his region. Together with a group of like-minded individuals, he managed to organize exhibitions and festivals and to deal quite peacefully with official Photo Unions. In 1980-1989 Chilikov organized the Analytical Photo Exhibitions (Yoshkar-Ola Biennale) and the annual open-air photo festival on Kundysh River. In 1988 he participated in the final exhibition of the FACT group at the Na Kashirke exhibition hall in Moscow. Chilikov’s work has been exhibited during group and solo exhibitions at Photo London, Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow), PhotoFest (Huston, USA), Les Rencontres d’Arles (France), International Festival FotoGrafia (Rome), Photobiennale (Moscow). Sergey Chilikov’s photographs are part of important museums and galleries (Chicago Art Institute, Getty Foundation, MAMM).

Please enjoy the article about Sergey Chilikov on GUP magazine!

Please have a look at Selected Works in our print shop.

Carla Kogelman


12 January  – 30 March 2019

I am Waldviertel
Carla Kogelman

In 2012, the now multi-award winner photographer Carla Kogelman was commissioned by Szene Bunte Wähne, a youth theatre festival in Austria, to make a documentary about the rural Waldviertel region. She ended up in Merkenbrechts, a small bio village of 170 inhabitants, where she met Hannah and Alena, two sisters who spend much of their time together in a carefree life of swimming, playing outdoors, engrossed in games around the house. Kogelman decides to follow the family and returns regularly. Her original, superb and right on the skin black & white photography of the children and everyone and everything surrounding them in their daily lives resulted in many prestigious national and international awards like the 2018 World Press Photo 1st prize long-term project, the 2017 Alfred Fried Photography Award (winner), the 2014 World Press Photo 1st Prize People – Observed Portraits Stories and the 2014 Cortona On The Move Happiness Award.

In the spring of 2017, Schilt Publishing started discussing a book publication with Carla Kogelman. This has resulted in the book I Am Waldviertel, printed in October 2018 and released about a month later.


Elena Anosova

29 September – 5 January 2019

Elena Anosova work concentrates on boundaries and isolation. The Out-of-the-way story, made between 2015 and 2017, is about a settlement in the far North of Russia, founded about 300 years ago by Anosova’s ancestors and other people. She has never been there before, and traveled there for the first time to shoot this story. In her work Anosova explores the isolated microcosm. People in that region preserve not only their identity, but also their myths and legends. The place is the epitome of mythology. It was important for Elena Anosova to show this amazing community, that conserves itself and accepts the new only with great caution.

One of the aims of Anosova’s work is to ask where we come from, which our roots are. Anosova’s ancestors were hereditary hunters in a small settlement near the Nizhnyaya Tunguska River. Almost 300 years ago they came to colonize Siberia, then assimilated with the Evenks – one of the indigenous peoples of the Russian North, with a population of roughly 40,000 – and founded a village in the taiga. Nowadays the population of the village is 130 people, all of them distant relatives. Life of this part of Anosova’s family – her father’s siblings and numerous cousins and nephews – has not changed for centuries in the remote area surrounded with pristine wilderness.

Elena Anosova lives between Moscow and Irkutsk. Her work explores subjects of isolation and borders and has been critically acclaimed by media and institutions worldwide. She is the winner of multiple awards, including LensCulture Exposure Awards and World Press Photo. Her work has been exhibited during group and solo exhibitions in Russia, Japan, China, Turkey, Austria, Italy, UK and the USA. She is a member of MAPS collective.

Please read an inspiring interview with Elena Anosova by LensCulture here.

Events with Elena Anosova in December: 

We are pleased to invite you to an artist talk by Elena Anosova at Theater Vrijburcht and finissage at Schilt Gallery. On 1st December at Theater Vrijburcht Elena will speak about her projects: Section,Polite Fish, and others.  She will share information and her insider view on International, Russian and the USA institutions (art-residencies, festivals, and portfolio reviews). On 15th December during the finissage at Schilt Gallery Elena will speak about stories and characters from her Out-of-the-way project. She will also present additional materials from the project. Join us for two exciting evenings in December! We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Artist talk: Elena Anosova at Theater Vrijburcht. Saturday, 1 December 2018, 20:30.
Address: Jan Olphert Vaillantlaan 143, 1086 XZ Amsterdam.

Finissage: Schilt Publishing & Gallery. Saturday, 15 December 2018, 16:00-19:00.
The presentation starts at 17:30. Address: Peter Martensstraat 121, 1087 NA Amsterdam