Fotomonday: If This Is True… – by Robin De Puy

With “Fotomonday“, each week we showcase the work of women photographers from around the world.


This is a series of portraits taken on an 8,000 mile road trip through the USA, made on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.



I set off across America in May 2015. My most vital equipment was in my saddlebags: a couple of lamps, two cameras and a lighting umbrella. I followed no set route but toured the country looking for distinctive faces to photograph—people of all ages and both sexes whom I happened to meet on my travels. I specifically did not want to record social contrasts or the antithesis between urban America and the country’s endless empty spaces.

These portraits (combined with self-portraits and landscapes) are published in a book called “If This Is True,” a collection that aims to capture a glimpse of today’s America.




Born in 1986, Robin de Puy grew up in her parents’ family hotel in the small village of Oude-Tonge, South Holland. She graduated from the Fotoacademie Rotterdam in 2009, and won the Photo Academy Award the same year. In 2013, she received the Dutch Photographic Portrait Prize for a shot of fellow photographer An-Sofie Kesteleyn; in 2015 she took a 10,000km road trip across the US on a Harley Davidson, making images that she published as the book If This Is True, I’ll Never Have to Leave Home Again in 2016, and exhibited in the Fotomuseum The Hague.

See more of her work