Near the Mill

John Stoel

3 October to 22 November 2009
Near the Mill Archive

Kunsthal Rotterdam presents a series of portraits of millers made by John Stoel over the last year. These photographs provide us with an image of a profession that is slowly vanishing from The Netherlands. One century ago over ten thousand mills were still in use, nowadays that number has decreased to some twelve hundred wind -, water - and polder mills. Due to technical innovations mills have become redundant and have largely disappeared from our landscape. With this also the miller profession has become more and more rare. 

Check out the movie about this exhibition: http://www.rnw.nl/english/video/sometimes-miller-woman

 

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