Jules Witlox was born in 1928 and died in 2012. He studied theology and became a chaplain in Made in the province of Noord-Brabant, just south of the Biesbosch, one of the most important wetlands of the Netherlands. He visited members of his parish, living in the marshes of the Biesbosch. However, in the course of time he preferred to live as a married man. He did a study in sociology and became a teacher.

During his visits of the Biesbosch he became impressed by the overwhelming power of nature in this area. He made many pictures of people, landscapes, plants and animals in the Biesbosch. His pictures were published in a book about the Biesbosch (entitled “Op de kentering van het getij” (written in Dutch)). This book gives an impression of this area, before dams were built to prevent flooding. If you want to buy the book, send a mail to Huub Oome (Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.), who is the author of this book. The pictures of the book are included in the Saxifraga Gallery.