Robin de Puy: If this is true, I’ll never have to leave home again
Robin de Puy is a young Dutch photographer. She graduated from the Rotterdam Photo Academy in 2009 and won the Photo Academy Award in the same year, followed four years later by the National Portrait Prize. Her work has appeared in numerous Dutch and international magazines, including New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Volkskrant and LINDA.
After winning the National Portrait Prize in 2013, De Puy is regarded as one of the most talented Dutch photographers in the field of portraits. When the commissions began to pour in, she became uncertain. In 2014, De Puy felt that she was gradually losing her unprejudiced gaze. ‘It’s a challenge to maintain an unbiased gaze while the expectations of others (and my own expectations) continue to grow.’ So she made a radical decision: to undertake a 10,000 km journey through the United States by herself on a Harley Davidson. The purpose of the journey was to touch base, to return to what photography really means for her.
The result can be seen in the The Hague Museum of Photography (until June 26, 2016) and in her first book: If this is true, I’ll never have to leave home again, published by Ludion.