In 1984, TORCH Gallery was established by Adriaan van der Have as a stage for Dutch and international Contemporary Art. Since the invention of the camera halfway through the nineteenth century, photography was simply considered to be the layman's way of capturing surroundings. As a result, the medium of photography was not considered an art form, and Van der Have was among the first to see the potential for high art. He continued to take risks in new ways of expression, making him a pioneer promoter of photography, veejay-art and finally digital image editing. Now his son, Mo, continues his legacy.
Owner / Director: Mo van der Have
Director: Valentijn van der Hulst