Paul Huf 1924-2002

Biography

Paul Eduard Bram Huf
Amsterdam, march 14, 1924 – January 9, 2002

Paul Huf , son of actor Paul Huf and Eve Bernardine de Beneditty , has been very important for the Dutch photography . He started in 1946 as a photographer at the ‘Comedia theater company’ . He made studio pictures, glamor portraits, advertising campaigns and glossy fashion photos . In the fifties Huf was known by his portraits of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard. Also for many years he made the photos of the advertising campaign photos of the beer brand Grolsch.

During the Second World War, Paul Huf was in hiding at Françoise van den Brink. Later she became his wife. She received in 2015 the Yad Vashem award , partly because she had helped to liberate a group of Jewish children from the Dutch Theater in Amsterdam.

Paul Huf was buried at Zorgvlied cemetery in Amsterdam at the grave of his parents.

There are two prices named after him, The Foam Paul Huf Award is awarded annually to a young international talent in photography till 35 years and consists of a cash prize of 20,000 euros , an artist- in-residence in Amsterdam and an exhibition at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam.

There are two prices named after him, ‘The Foam Paul Huf Award’ is awarded annually to a young international talent in photography till 35 years and consists of a cash prize of 20,000 euros , an artist- in-residence in Amsterdam and an exhibition at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam. Since 2002, the ‘Great Paul’ is awarded annually to the photographer who is the best top photographer of the year according to their own colleagues. ‘The Great Paul’ is a tribute to Paul Huf . In the year 2002 the first Great Paul was awarded to Paul Huf itself.In addition, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam brought ‘ThePaul Huf fund’ in 2000 which is intended for purchases for the National photo collection.