Cor Jaring (1936–2013) was a remarkable character who began working as a professional photographer in the 1950s. He came from humble origins and had started out as a dockworker. Between his working hours he started to photograph the marginal areas in which he moved, with friends, fellow dockers, gaugers and ironworkers as his subjects. He also used his kiekkassie, or ‘snapbox’, as he called his camera, to record mass redundancies and the cold-hearted automation of harbour work. Cor was one of those working men, and made his name as a photographer only later.
Cor Jaring gained international fame mainly through his photographs of the Dutch ‘non-violent anarchist’ Provo movement and his portraits of John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their ‘Bed-In for Peace’ in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel in 1969. These photographs, however, are only a fraction of the thrilling oeuvre that Jaring left behind
You are one of the lucky ones who can buy this limited edition of 50 specialy made for the solo show from Cor Jaring at Joseph & James in 2018.