My name is Joost van der Vleuten. I'm a documentary photographer, based in Rotterdam (The Netherlands).
During the Master's study Communication Science at Radboud University Nijmegen I became fascinated by the power of visual narrativity. After my final exam and working several years as a freelance photographer and writer, I started studying Photography (documentary) at the School of Fine Art and design | St.Joost in Breda. In 2012 I graduated. Since then I make self initiated photo documentaries.
My work is published in Dutch newspapers as NRC Next and Volkskrant. In 2014 GUP-Guide to Unique Photography selected me as one of the New Dutch Photography Talents.
Beside my autonomous projects I work commissioned for a variety of clients (e.g.: ASN Bank, Ekoplaza, Essent, Gers! Magazine, NRC Handelsblad, PGGM, Stichting Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland, Volkskrant). For more information about my commissioned work, please visit my commercial website (in Dutch).
I’m registered at CBK Rotterdam (center of visual arts).
2007-2012 | Documentary Photography, St.Joost | School of Fine Art and Design, Breda (Netherlands) | Bachelor’s Degree
1993-1998 | Communication Science, Radboud University, Nijmegen (Netherlands) | Master’s Degree
2018 | group exhibition GuerillAart, art route in context of the Art Rotterdam event | Verhalenhuis Belvédère, Rotterdam
2017 | solo exhibition Balcony Scenes | Mangrove Art Program, Rotterdam
2017 | group exhibition Identity, Rotterdam Photo 2017
2017 | group exhibition Salon, Gemaal op Zuid, Rotterdam
2016 | solo exhibition Machine For Living & Balcony Scenes, International Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam
2014 | solo exhibition Mediawall, Rotterdamse Schouwburg (City Theater), Rotterdam
2014 | group exhibition Dordt Salon, Gemaal op Zuid, Rotterdam
2013 | group exhibition New Dutch Photography talent 2014, GUP Gallery, Amsterdam
2012 | solo exhibition Beyond Utopia and Machine For Living, International Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam
2012 | group exhibition We're Next, final exam exhibition AKV|St.Joost, Breda
2010 | group exhibition De Kaap Vandaag, festival De Nacht van de Kaap, Rotterdam
2018 | Beyond Utopia, Gers! Magazine #17
2017 | Balcony Scenes, Rotterdam In Buiten* Beeld, photobook about contemporary documentary photographers in Rotterdam
2014 | Balcony Scenes, Volkskrant (VZomer)
2013 | New Dutch Photography talent 2014, GUP
2013 | Balcony Scenes, NRC Next (in beeld)
2012 | Various work, Kinki TV
2012 | We're Next*, final exam catalogue St.Joost
2010 | De Kaap Vandaag, group publication with 8 photographers
2009 | 海角 (De Kaap), own publication
2014 | New Dutch Photography Talent 2014, GUP