Benny van der Plank received a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the Breda University of Applied Sciences in 2004. He has been working on major urban renewal projects in Amsterdam for more than ten years. At the same time, he studied at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam.
His projects focus on social and sustainability issues in urban environments. Most deal with the expansion of densely populated areas where space is getting scarce and house prices are rising. He frequently travels to Hong Kong to work on projects, including 'Choi Hung Estate', 'Dragon Gates', 'Densely Populated Cemeteries' and his latest project 'Aftermath Hong Kong Protests'.
In 'Aftermath Hong Kong Protests' he photographed the consequences of the protests in Hong Kong at the end of 2019. By then, clashes between police and protesters had become more frequent and increasingly violent. The clashes have left an open wound on daily life in Hong Kong.
He has a passion for music and photographs (inter)national bands and musicians. His music photography can be found on music platforms such as The Daily Indie and 3voor12 Noord-Holland.
Exhibitions & Events
Rotterdam Photo 2021 (solo) - Deliplein, Rotterdam, 30 June - 4 July 2021
Open Ateliers Amsterdam Noord (group/solo) - Draka/NDSM Treehouse, Amsterdam, t.b.a.
Rotterdam Photo 2021 (solo) - Deliplein, Rotterdam, 4-7 February 2021 (postponed)
Treehouse Open Studios (solo) - NDSM Treehouse, Amsterdam, 4 December 2020
Open Ateliers Amsterdam Noord (group/solo) - Draka/NDSM Treehouse, Amsterdam, 14-15 November 2020 (postponed)
Treehouse Art Gallery (group) - NDSM Treehouse, Amsterdam, August - October 2020
Treehouse Open House Expo (group) - NDSM Treehouse, Amsterdam, 26 July 2020
OCCII Benefit Photo Exhibition and Prints Sale (group) - OCCII, Amsterdam, 26-29 June 2020
AmbtArt 2019/2020 (group) - Stadstimmertuin, Amsterdam, November 2019 - December 2020
Moon Duo present 'The Lightship' il duo space rock di San Francisco in Italia a maggio! (Nightguide)
GEMEENTE AMSTERDAM | KNOWLEDGE MILE PARK
THE DAILY INDIE
Zwijmelende cowboys, mysterieuze bands en zilveren disco-jurkjes tijdens de tweede dag van London Calling
Eerste editie van A Walk In The Park met Sam & Julia, Darlyn en Judy Blank is een groot succes (text & photos)
Eerste editie van Heroes: support your locals in De Flux met Wies, Figgie en Betting on One (text & photos)