Rob van Dam
TWO DOCUMENTARY PROJECTS
Rob van Dam (1954). Has an advertising background and ran his own brand design agency for 12 years before he decided to dedicate himself to photography. He was fascinated with photography at an early age. Assisted a press photographer whenever he was free from school and helped him in the darkroom. He has developed his skills ever since. Rob is inspired by many photographers, especially by the great documentary and portrait photographers from the past and by those who are still producing amazing images today.
Rob is a member of DuPho (Dutch Photographers), association of professional photographers in The Netherlands.
Sneznoye Hospital (Donetsk Oblast) Ukraine.
Inspired by two great movies; “Import Export” by Ulrich Seidl and “Working Man’s Death” by the late Michael Glauwogger I travelled through the eastern part of Ukraine long before the MH17 disaster. (The city of Sneznoye is close to the place where, allegedly, the airplane was shot down). This series shows the very poor condition of the hospital in which the local patients get their treatment. Nurses, doctors and surgeons do their day to day
work in poorly equipped places of treatment.
Fish Porters of Pengambengan
(West Bali, Indonesia).
In Bali’s largest fishing and fish processing port the colorful and beautifully shaped boats loaded with sardines the unloading is done by groups of fish porters with their large baskets. In the early morning they carry the fish ashore
which will be packed in salt and ice before transported to the canneries who process the fish for export.