The Foundation Sem Presser Archive / Stichting Sem Presser Archief
is responsible for the conservation of the archive of Sem Presser
protects and maintains copyrights on the work of Sem Presser
supports projects and activities in the field of documentary photography and photojournalism.
Extra information: Sem Presser was one of the most famous and productive Dutch press photographers working after World War 2. He lived from 1917 till 1986. His work features great social interest, documenting 'common people’ in their daily lives. But he also photographed celebrities like Sophia Loren, Pablo Picasso and Brigitte Bardot.
Presser has been actively involved in several organizations like Zilveren Camera
, Stichting Burafo
, and World Press Photo
. His archive is managed by the Maria Austria Instituut
Chairman of institute is Ronald Vecht.