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These are them, the most important photos in Dutch history

A while back, a group of photo experts was given a task: choose 100 distinctive photos that together tell the history of Dutch photography. They chose 99, about the Second World War, our colonial past and slavery. But also about football fans, gay emancipation and the Delta Works. The public gets to decide the 100th photo.

Above all, the photos show how photography developed: from sitting still for an hour for one black and white portrait to shooting super-fast selfies for all your followers. Although the canon also proves: a truly exceptional photo is not something you just take.

Tap the image below to preview some of it. You can read, see or listen to the special story of 19 photos. You can hear the story behind an iconic photo that was used at the Black Lives Matter protests and behind one of the very first nude portraits. It takes about eight minutes in total, but you can skip stories:

The photos you must know

The Gallery of Dutch Photography can be seen permanently from this week in the new wing of the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.

These are them, the most important photos in Dutch history
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