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Machiel Botman

B & W

June 1, 2012

Yet he’s no soul-baring exhibitionist; Botman is akin to writers who express more between the lines than in the lines themselves. And his autobiographical impulse is subordinate to his desire simply to make sense of his life and the lives of those around him.
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City Arts

December 19, 2011

The Dutch photographer Machiel Botman has a distinctly personal vision, choosing subjects for his exquisite black-and-white photographs that touch him emotionally.
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Black & White Magazine

December 1, 2004

His black and white images are autobiographical; Botman photographs people and places that affect him, creating ethereal, dreamlike, and somewhat cinematic narratives.
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The New York Sun

September 23, 2004

The self-taught photographer's show includes images from France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Belgium, America, and his birthplace, the Netherlands.
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