Rob Hornstra: Ordinary People

Borotov Photography

Lannoo, 2024


Unique light on the photographer’s twenty-year career and working method, in which people always take center stage.

Ordinary People is the first retrospective work by photographer Rob Hornstra. The book appears in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name in the Fotomuseum The Hague.

Rob Hornstra (Dutch photographer, b. 1975) has achieved world fame during his career with his socially involved projects. In the rich tradition of humanistic photography – which includes greats such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and Ed van der Elsken – he focuses on sketching a human image of his own time.
He has been doing this for twenty years – inspired by the German photographer August Sander – using a self-defined list of categories that serves as a guide in the production of new work. The book Ordinary People provides a surprising insight into the twenty-year oeuvre of an enthusiastic photographer.


ISBN: 97894014971114

320 pagina's, geïllustreerd, 26,3 x 20,8 cm, hardcover, Engels/Nederlands