Monday, March 17, 2014

Shirley Agudo, Photographer

Shirley Agudo is an American photographer and author from Pennsylvania who has been living in the Netherlands for over 15 years. Fascinated by the Dutch bicycle culture, she devotes much of her time to showing the rest of the world what it’s like to live in a country that is immersed in cycling in every way, shape and form. Her aim is to help other countries become more cycling-friendly. 

Shirley Agudo will be at the International Cargo Bike Festival and sign her new book. "The Dutch & Their Bikes".  She captures the essence of the world’s most cycling-friendly country, the Netherlands, in her fascinating new collection of almost 700 photos. It’s a privileged and inspiring look at a culture that lives and breathes cycling.

What people say:
“The Dutch & Their Bikes is a compelling collection of images about our nation of cyclists. Amsterdam’s reputation as ‘the world’s best cycling city’ is certainly true, and Shirley Agudo brings it all to life.”
Eberhard van der Laan, Mayor of Amsterdam

“The best collection of Dutch cycling photos ever assembled!” Henry Cutler, Founder, WorkCycles

“Shirley Agudo promotes Dutch cycling in a way that we cannot do with words. …It’s art.” Aletta Koster, Director, Dutch Cycling Embassy

You can pre-order the book and it will be waiting for you at the International Cargo Bike Festival in Nijmegen. The price is 29,90 euro. Just send an e-mail to jos @

The Dutch & Their Bikes: Scenes from a Nation of Cyclists, is Agudo’s sixth book. Her previous books are: Bicycle Mania Holland (her first volume of photos on the same topic); Fodor’s Holland (Random House); Hot Pink; Network Your Way to Success (with C. Ruffolo); and Here’s Holland (with S. Gazaleh-Weevers and C. Moser)