Biography

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 work on self initiated photo projects.

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'm a freelance teacher in Photography (independent and at Photo Academy Amsterdam) and I work commissioned for a variety of clients (e.g.: Ekoplaza, 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 a NVJ/NVF-member and registered at CBK Rotterdam (center of visual arts).

Education

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

 

Exhibitions

2019 (May) | group exhibition Move Over I'm Next, showing works of 5 photographers selected by Rotterdams Beeldfonds | Theater Rotterdam

2019 (1-28 feb)| solo exhibition Balcony Scenes | Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam

2018 | group exhibition GuerillAart, art route in context of 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

 

Publications

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

 

Nominations

2014 | New Dutch Photography Talent 2014, GUP

JOOST VAN DER VLEUTEN