About the Author
Erwin Olaf is a Dutch photographer known for his highly stylized, daring, and often provocative work addressing social issues and taboos. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Johannes Vermeer Award (2011), a Lucie Award (2008), and Photographer of the Year in the International Color Awards (2006). His work is shown in museums and galleries around the world. Olaf also received a commission to design the new national side of the Dutch Euro, launched in 2013. Francis Hodgson, former head of the photographs department at Sotheby s, is professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton, England. He is also the photography critic of the Financial Times.