Waterland mother and daughter shine at a fair for and by photographers

The photo exhibition By Photographers in Amsterdam is special: the work is exhibited and sold directly by the artists without the intervention of a gallery. The fair is extra special for photographer Tessa Posthuma de Boer from Broek in Waterland, because there are also photos of her daughter Zwaan.

“She is my muse,” Tessa says of her daughter. She has been photographing her daughter since she was two years old and turning them into works of art. Zwaan is now 19 years old, but she still enjoys posing for her mother. “It’s very familiar,” she says.

Tessa is full of praise for her daughter and says that she immediately has the right pose and look. Three portraits of Zwaan hang at the fair. But she also stands behind the bar to provide guests with coffee and tea.

Family tradition

Zwaan wants to go to art school, but has not yet decided whether she will also take photography later. “She has a lot of talent,” her mother says proudly. When Zwaan does decide to pick up the camera, she is following a long family tradition. Tessa has a long career in portrait photography and is the daughter of photographer Eddy Posthuma de Boer, one of the most prominent photographers of the last century. He was often mentioned in the same breath as Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990) and Johan van der Keuken (1938-2001).

The fair can be seen from today until Sunday in Loods 6 in Amsterdam.