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