movie director

Johan van der Keuken

  • April 4, 1938 Amsterdam (Netherland) - January 7, 2001 Amsterdam (Netherland)

Biography

This indefatigable voyager, born in Amsterdam in 1938, was one of the great contemporary documentary filmmakers. He began taking photographs at the age of twelve and published his first photography book, entitled We are 17, at the age of just seventeen. The following year he went to Paris to study at the IDHEC film school. Throughout his life, he believed that filmmaking and photography were inseparably linked.

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Johan van der Keuken