4th  Exhibition of Papu Photo Project

Medisch Centrum Leeuwarden, The Netherlands


  Ardent Eye by Hans Kemp is his newest book. More details here.

  Hans Kemp's Postcards from Vietnam

Born in the Netherlands in 1962. Must have been around 16 years old when I bought my first camera; a Nikon FE. Darkroom and lighting techniques were introduced to me in photography courses given by a local photographer but it wasn't until I started my travels that my photography started to develop. In May 1986 I bought a one way ticket; Amsterdam - Kuala Lumpur. 18 months later I returned to Holland, with many rolls of film and a restless heart. My first story - about Tibet- got published. Got a job as tour leader, guided my first group from Rawalpindi in northern Pakistan to Beijing.


Jean-Philippe Soule
Zvone Seruga
Peter Watson
Séverine Gagnieu
Hans de Clercq
Mirjam Letsch
Jean-Luc Mège
Wim Groeneveld
unknown photographer
Sergio Pessolano

Hans Kemp


© Hans Kemp 1993


  For the next four years I travelled all over China, with groups and, in between tours, on my own. First story published in the South China Morning Post Sunday magazine. Moved to Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Stories being published in Asiaweek, Asahigraph magazine of Japan and others in Europa and Asia. My first visit to Vietnam was in 1991. The idea to use some of that photography on postcards developed and the first cards appeared in 1994. A year later I moved base to Saigon. Since then my photographs of Vietnam have appeared on many postcards and calendars and in a just completed book.
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