Erwin Olaf - The Legacy

Michiel van Erp Long documentary - 2019 - 77 min.
All ages
Foul language

At sixty, photographer Erwin Olaf takes stock of a life of hard work. Countless questions emerge. Is his work valuable, and will it still be in the future? Has he mattered?

A decade after Erwin Olaf, on Beauty and Fall, Michiel van Erp has again made a documentary about photographer Erwin Olaf. With a double exhibition in The Hague and one at the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, Olaf (60) is urgently tackling his legacy. This raises several questions: what has been the significance of his career, what is the value of his work, has his artistry - and thus his life – been useful? Meanwhile, he seems more fragile than ever before: he is suffering from progressive pulmonary emphysema and uses his energy sparingly.

Credits

Director(s) Michiel van Erp
Script Michiel van Erp
Producer(s) Michiel van Erp
Monique Busman
Production Company
Co-producer(s)
NTR
Research
Director of Photography
Editing
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Music
TV Company
NTR
Production Country
Netherlands

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