Giedo van der Zwan


Discover the Fine Art prints from Giedo van der Zwan’s series “Real People” and get a unique work of art from the best contemporary photographers.

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Giedo van der Zwan

“Real People”

Over the last few years, while working on his “Pier to Pier” project, Giedo van der Zwan discovered a deepening passion for street photography. This medium allowed him to capture unusual scenes and striking moments of human life.

As his artistic journey progressed, van der Zwan felt compelled to do more than merely record these unique instances. He sought to add a richer dimension to his images, transcending the technical aspects of photography to create a more profound creative experience.

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Real people

Beyond the Lens: Real People in Unstaged Situations

In his quest for deeper meaning, the photographer sought to make the subjects almost tangible to the viewers, allowing them to become immersed in the scene.

To achieve this level of intimacy and connection, in the series “Real People” Giedo van der Zwan adopts a consistent technique and camera setup – shooting up close with a wide-angle lens and flash – capturing the raw emotions of real people in unstaged situations. 

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Eyeshot Magazine #10 | Open Call Edition

This is the tenth issue of Eyeshot Magazine always in limited edition of 500 copies, showcasing the thoughtful and creative photographs of the 70 talented photographers who have been selected as the winners, jurors’ picks and finalists of the Eyeshot Open Call 2022. The artworks were chosen from over 6000 photographssubmitted from more than 100 different countries, making this a truly global showcase of street and documentary photography.

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The Photographer

Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in September 1967, the photographer’s passion for capturing the world through a lens began at the young age of 11. The early days of digital photography reignited this love, and for some time, the focus remained on travel and wildlife photography. Since 2017, the photographer’s primary interest has shifted to street photography, while still undertaking corporate work on assignment.

The photographer’s work has been featured in international newspapers and magazines, and exhibited in various museums across Europe. The photographer’s work has earned numerous awards from prestigious international competitions, such as the LSPF, MSPF, Urban, and Lensculture, as well as the Dutch Zilveren Camera Award (2020).

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Eyeshot Open Call 2022: Showcasing Global Talents

The 2022 Eyeshot Open Call saw the submission of over 6.000 photographs by incredibly talented photographers from over 100 different countries. With the participation on an extraordinary jury composed of Marco Savarese, founder and editor-in-chief of Eyeshot, Magnum photographers such as Trent Parke and Emin Özmen, leading representatives of street and documentary photography scene – Vineet Vohra, Siegfried Hansen, Koci Hernandez , Mark Abramson and Isadora Kosofsky – and winners of the World Press Photo Award – Narelle Autio and Kitra Cahana – these artworks were selected for their visual storytelling, creativity, and style in conveying their unique observations of contemporary reality.

Street and documentary photography feel the urgency to elevate the streets of the world into theaters without requiring humans to perform. In front of each of these images, you can mirror yourself. Or you can also just look at them.


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