Portret Prize 2019
Winner Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize 2019: Robin de Puy

Robin de Puy has been chosen as the winner of the Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 with a portrait of writer and poet Remco Campert (1929). “The portrait celebrates both life and work of the writer – it is a true tribute to Campert.” (From the jury report)

Robin de Puy (1986), Remco Campert, 2019

Robin de Puy made a series of portraits of Dutch poet and writer Remco Campert (1929) for the Volkskrant Magazine. Campert was interviewed just before he would turn 90. ‘Poetry keeps coming back, that’s the most important thing to me. Although I would still really like to write a novel. But I am 90 years old, not everything succeeds [smiles]… I also keep failing at giving up writing.’ This portrait of Campert celebrates the life and work of the poet and writer – it is a true tribute to Campert.

Robin de Puy (NL, 1986) graduated from the Rotterdam Photo Academy in 2009 and won the Photo Academy Award in the same year. In 2013, she won the Dutch Portrait Prize for her portrait of fellow photographer An-Sofie Kesteleyn. In 2015, she embarked on a 10,000 km photography road trip across the USA on a Harley Davidson. This work was exhibited at The Hague Fotomuseum and published in If This Is True, I’ll Never Have to Leave Home Again (2016). Her work has further been showcased at Breda’s Museum, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, and FotoFestival Naarden 2019.