Mississippi, 25 years later

Double exhibition by Aernout and Teska Overbeeke

17 aug 2013
31 aug 2013

It's 25 years ago that photographer Aernout Overbeeke made his journey along the Mississippi river for Avenue magazine. Photographing the people and villages, it became an interesting time frame. Now his daughter, who's also a photographer, made the same travel. This exhibition shows their view on this area and how it changed or stood still since 1988.


Girl with Binoculars, Natchez, MS. 2013 - Photograph made by Teska Overbeeke

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Aernout started his journey at Lake Itasca, where the source of the Mississippi lies, and ended at the Gulf of Mexico. His pictures are detailed, the people on it unprejudiced. Teska choose the same beginning and ending point, but let the rest of her trip get influenced by the people she met. As a guide she used her mother's diary who went along with Aernout 25 years ago. Teska had to fight for following her own path within photography, being the daughter of a photographer. Despite that, she recently found out that her way of working is similar to her dad's.

Aernout Overbeeke assisted Ed van der Elsken at the beginning of his carreer. He made series for international magazines like the New York Times and Conde Nast Traveler, but also had solo exhibitions at museums at among others the Cobra Museum. His work is part of the collections of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Groninger Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Teska Overbeeke studied photography at the Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague. She photographed projects in Tanzania and worked for Dutch magazines as Elle, Red and Opzij.