Born 1955, Leimuiden, Netherlands.
Lives and works in Amsterdam.
Hans van der Meer is a documentary photographer with an eye for coincidence and absurdity. His observations of life in the streets of Budapest in de mid-eighties won a World Press Photo award and were published in the album Quirk of Fate (1987). His landscape series Dutch Fields (1998) and European Fields (2006) on amateur football brought him international acclaim in the art world and beyond. He had solo exhibitions in venues such as Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (The Netherlands) The National Media Museum (UK), The Ludwig Museum (Hungary) and at the Rencontres d’Arles 2004, curated by Martin Parr. His work is represented in museum- and private collections throughout the world. He is co-founder and editor of Useful Photography.
Portrait of Hans van der Meer : Evert Klein Nagelvoort.