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Next to photographing editorial and commercial assignments and producing  reportage or stock images for some of the world's most prestigious agencies, Paul van Riel has always taken time to work on personal projects resulting in exhibitions and books. Since 1978 most of these projects were executed, almost on an annual basis, in the Far East, especially in Japan and China. The Amsterdam based photographer boasts an international career in travel and corporate photography which took him to five continents. Fifteen years of fashion assignments in Paris, Milan but also Hong Kong and Tokyo (1974-1990) , resulted in a 'Vintage Fashion' archive of over 60.000 images. Museums and galleries in Holland and abroad regularly exhibit his work, many times outtakes from the coffeetable books he produces, e.g. "KIMONO" (Hotei Publishing). His work is in the collections of museums as well as individuals and international corporations.

A personal selection from his extensive archive is available as signed, limited edition print of museum quality in various sizes. Details in the webshop. For any other request just send an email.

2022 Ateliers 2005, Amstelveen. 2022 + 2021 Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen.

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2020 Cobra Museum of Modern Art - Amstelveen Triënnale. 2019 Sijthoff Cultuur, Leiden, 2018 Kunstuitleen Amstelveen, Holland. 2017 Museum Jan van der Togt Amstelveen. Gaudium Gallery, Amsterdam. 2016 North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam. 2015 Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, Holland. Bimhuis, Centre for Jazz and Improvised Music, Amsterdam, Holland. Museum Jan van der Togt. Holland. 2014 K2G gallery, Amstelveen Triënnale. 2012 Jan van der Togt Museum, Amstelveen. 2011 SBK Amstelveen, Holland, OBA( Public Library main branch), Amsterdam,Holland. 2010 Kunstuitleen, Hoorn,Holland, SBK Amstelveen. 2009 Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan. Jan van der Togt Museum, Amstelveen. Amsterdam Historic Museum.2008 Leiden, Holland, SieboldHuis. 2007 Leiden, Museum Volkenkunde. 2006 Helmond, Holland, De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek , 2005.Canvas International, Amstelveen.2005 Art.Flobeque, Belgium. Residence d'Artistes. Tournai, Belgium. Galerie Balthazart. 2003 Paris, France. Carrousel du Louvre, Paris Photo. Leiden, The Netherlands. National Museum of Ethnology. 2002 Amsterdam, Holland. ABN Bank Gallery. 2001 Leiden, Holland. National Museum of Ethnology. 2000 Leiden, Holland. SieboldHuis Leiden, Holland. Pulitzers Gallery, Amsterdam. 2000 Royal Dutch Embassy, Tokyo, Japan. Okura Hotel.1998 Amsterdam Schiphol Int'l Airport. Schipholscoop.1997 Amstelveen, Holland. Museum Jan van der Togt.1990 Utrecht, Holland RASA Gallery.1988 Amsterdam, Holland. Canon Image Centre.

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