Ordinary mortals measure their strength with that of their cycling heroes. In 2008 photographer Adriaan van der Ploeg became fascinated by this phenomenon. During two summers he positioned himself in the bends of both cols with his long focus lens at hand. 'Mont Purgatoire' is a series of close-ups showing regular individuals in combat with themselves.
The exhibition will be accompanied by the publication Mt. Purgatoire (Habbekrats Publishing) with photos of Van der Ploeg and texts of a.o. Wilfried de Jong, Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer and Hans Aarsman.