Dutch photographer Hans van der Meer, 1955, has been a professional photographer since the 1970's. In 1995 he started taking pictures of low division amateur football games. This resulted in books as Keepers and Dutch Fields. After covering the Dutch football fields, he moved on to the rest of Europe. These images were released in the book European Fields which came out in several languages. It has become a large archive of landscape photographs.
The target of this website is embedded in its name; to post active image-makers until we reach 500 photographers. The photographers can be from any discipline within the photographic range, but they have to be worth looking at and have a certain level of quality. When we get to number 500, we will have a deep database of great photographers.
500 photographers is done by Pieter Wisse, a photographer himself based in Rotterdam, NL. For three years (2009-2012) he was the founder and owner of Four Eyes Photography & Art, a gallery and bookstore based in his hometown that also released Four Eyes Photography Magazine.
Once this website reaches photographer #500 it will be finished and done. It will then only be here with the function of being an archive of amazing photographers of the 21st century.
Do you have a suggestion for this list? Are you a photographer and you want to suggest yourself?