Wieteke van Zeil

Art historian Wieteke van Zeil (b. 1973) worked in museums and ran debates. From 2010, she started taking photographs with her iPhone, details in paintings, and realized how often we miss the essential details about how people live, suffer, love, struggle and find enjoyment, as much hundreds of years ago as today.

Photo: Najib Nafid

The essays in Up Closer, originally published in a Dutch daily paper, won the European Newspaper Award.

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