The Rijksmuseum (Dutch national museum in Amsterdam) has decided it will purchase the complete series of “Comfort Women” (18 prints) and “Traces of War” (24 prints), for its permanent collection.
- Jan Banning
May 4th 1954, Almelo
Dutch photographer and artist. Banning was born in the Netherlands from Dutch-East-Indies parents. He studied social and economic history at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and has been working as a photographer since 1981. A central theme of Banning's practice is state power, having produced series about the long-term consequences of war and the world of government bureaucracy.