Peter de Krom

The nature documentary you’ve always dreamed of: the Kunsthal presents
Peter de Krom’s whimsical photo series on Hoek van Holland. Rotterdam is a key player in the rapidly globalising Netherlands. Favourite corner cafés are being redesigned and our old, familiar places are becoming unrecognisable amid clouds of reconstruction. Photographer Peter de Krom attempts to capture these nostalgic places from Hoek van Holland before they become extinct. A native to this outermost Rotterdam neighbourhood, de Krom’s photo exhibition records the quaint quirks of Hoek van Holland such as the nude runners on the beach, the mobility scooter club and sunbathers at the port. Among the residents documented is Timon, an eleven-year-old boy. Tiptoeing through the streets, Timon dons a soldier’s camo uniform and handcrafted guns while recruiting other neighbourhood children to join him. These are but a few of the scenes that visitors can peruse as an Attenborough-esque commentator narrates the endangered lifestyle of Hoek van Holland.

Peter de Krom, Hoek van Holland, from 1 February until 24 May at the Kunsthal, Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341.
Open Tue-Sat 10 AM – 5 PM, Sun 11 AM – 5 PM.

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