Voetganger No. 017, 2008 © Gus Powell
In 1609 Henry Hudson discovered Manhattan Island for the Dutch, founding their New World colony. To celebrate the 400th anniversary, New York photographers Joshua Lutz, Gus Powell, Richard Rothman and Carl Wooley were each commissioned last year to explore a different aspect of Amsterdam: the outskirts, the street, and the night. The photographers were not only struck by Amsterdam’s small scale and peacefulness—but also by more subtle things such as the transparency of the Dutch houses with their big windows, which give every passer-by a glimpse into the private world of the inhabitants. The resulting images reveal an unknown side of the Dutch capital. A selection of photographs by Lutz, Powell and Wooley will be exhibited in the New York City premier of NY Perspectives: Amsterdam discovered by NY Photographers on view at 25CPW, May 8–17. An artist reception will be held on Tuesday, May 11th, 6–9pm.