Photology. Exhibition and book presentation Arjan de Nooy

14/04/2023 - 29/04/2023

Caroline O'Breen 
Hazenstraat 54 
1016 SR Amsterdam


Galerie Caroline O’Breen is delighted to present the brand new photobook Photology (2023) by Arjan de Nooy, and celebrate its release with an exhibition centered around this body of work. Arjan de Nooy will be present at the opening and sign his books.

Photology is a photobook about photography played by the author. Inspired by the work of the Czech philosopher Vilém Flusser (1920-1991), who thought photography fundamentally changed the way the world is seen, Arjan de Nooy puts forward his own view on photography in 20 propositions. The title refers both to the study of the medium as well as to the logic of photography games.

Using found photographs, postcards, online images and photo simulations, De Nooy constructs an overview of photography. He organized the book by topical categories like history, chance, style, information, genres (such as portrait), and photography theorists, without aiming at objectivity or completeness. Each category is explored from De Nooy’s individual perspective and treated in a distinctive, sometimes whimsical, manner.