• AD WINDIG (1912-1996) – AFRICAN BOYS


    Vintage Silver Gelatin photograph Afrique, c.1950


    Dimension: 19 x 19 cm


    The picture is provided with a passepartout but without a frame. If you wish to have a custom made frame feel free to email us.



      After your payment approval, the photography / print will be delivered to you within 5 to 7 days (Israel) and 10 to 15 days (abroad).

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      - The photographs are sold with a passepartout but without frame.

      - All the photographs are original vintage images.

      - All our press photos are LIMITED ARCHIVE ORIGINALS

      - They are not reprints or digital prints produced by us.

      - Many times the image for sale will present stamps, dates and other publication details.

      - Since the photos are old photographs they may have scratches, lines or other wears of time, which just underlines the authenticity and age of the photos.

      - What you will buy from us has a true historical value and authenticity.

      - All these old photos have a story to tell and come from reliable sources.


      Ad Windig got his first camera from his father, an Ernemann record camera. After high school, Windig worked for some time as an insurance agent in his father's business, but then resigned in the late 1930s to work for the Oxford Movement. 

      As an amateur photographer, he recorded the meetings. After seeing the exhibition Foto '37 in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Windig decided to become a photographer. To this end, he took lessons with Emmy Andriesse and Carel Blazer.

      After the war, Windig was one of the founders of the photographers department of the Association of Practitioners of the Bonded Artists , the GKf. He recorded the reconstruction in a humanistic documentary style. In the second half of the 1940s, Windig made photo reports in the Ruhr area (1945-46), commissioned by ABC press , traveled to Paris where he met Brassaï and Izis, and worked for a while with Carel Blazer. 

      In 1948 Windig took part in the Foto '48 exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. After being divorced from Annebet Stam, Ad Windig married Anna van Dijkhuizen in 1950. They had three sons: Roeland (1949), René Windig(1951) and Michael (1954). Son Michael Windig became a laboratory technician and (co-)owner of the De Verbeelding photo lab in Volendam. In the following years, Windig made reports and portraits for various clients, including abroad, and regularly collaborated for short periods with other photographers, including Paul Huf and Philip Mechanicus . Windig was a board member of the Gkf several times.