Bettie Ringma & Marc H Miller, Selling Polaroids in the Bars of Amsterdam, 1980

Edited by Leonor Faber-Jonker, with essays by Mark Bergsma and Faber-Jonker.

“As it so happened, Bettie and Marc tapped into a deeper cultural touchstone: the longstanding tradition of Dutch tavern portraits, which dates back to the work of 17th-century painters like Adriaen Brouwer and Jan Steen. As an art of the people, these madcap scenes of raucous delight were the snapshots of their time that challenged the prevailing morality while simultaneously preserving idiosyncratic characters engaged in lascivious escapades.”

—Miss Rosen, “Polaroids of Amsterdam’s bar scene in the 80s,” i-D online, March 13 2023

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