Judith Helmer (1982) is a documentary photographer based in the Netherlands. She has been fascinated with personal stories and family dynamics from a young age. Stories that require you to take a closer look, in order to reveal that not everything is what it may look like at first sight. Identity, roots and family history are recurring themes in her photography. She loves the analogue process and prefers to shoot with her analog 6*6 camera.

Judith graduated from the Fotovakschool University of Applied Science in 2017. Her ongoing graduation project ‘Identically Different’ was subsequently published in one of the Dutch Newspapers ‘NRC’ and was exhibited at festival Circulation(s) 2018 in Paris, a photo festival for Young European photographers. This year the series is going to be exhibited at festival Le Voyage à Nantes in Nantes (June-August 2018), HKRI Taikoo Hui Mall in Shanghai (September-October 2018) and again in Paris at TEAT Champ Fleuri's gallery (November-December 2018). She has won the Keep an Eye Fotovakschool Award 2017 with a sequel of her Graduation Project, the project plan ‘Family Matters’. Recently she was selected for the Nikon-NOOR Masterclass in Brussel, Belgium, which took place in March 2018.

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EXHIBITIONS

NOW 
17.03.2018 – 31.07.2018 | At four different metro and train stations in Paris (Hôtel de Ville, La Chapelle, Saint-Denis Porte de Paris and Nanterre) | One photo from the series Identically Different | RATP, Paris, France
30.06.2018 – 26.08.2018 | La Voyage à Nantes | Identically Different | Nantes, France

UPCOMING
09.11.2018 - 08.12.2018 | TER’LA / Circulation(s)| TEAT Champ Fleuri Galerie | Identically Different |Paris, France

PAST
17.03.2018 – 06.05.2018 | Circulation(s) Festival for YoungEuropeanphotography | Identically Different |Paris, France
25.10.2017 – 11.11.2017 | Graduation Show 2017 | Fotovakschool | IdenticallyDifferent | Amsterdam, the Netherlands
30.06.2017 – 09.07.2017 | Graduation Show Photographic Design | DockGallery | Identically Different | Rotterdam, theNetherlands
15.09.2016 – 30.10.2016 | BredaPhoto International Photo Festival 2016 | Toedeloe |Breda, the Netherlands

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2018 | Nominated 'Prix du Public' Festival Circulations(s) 2ND PLACE
2017 | Nominated Tribew-Circulation(s) Prize 2018 PRE-SELECTION
2017 | Keep an Eye Fotovakschool Award 2017 WINNER 1ST PLACE
2017 | The International Photo Awards HONORABLE MENTION

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EDUCATION

2018 | Masterclass Nikon-NOOR Academy | Brussels, Belgium
2014 - 2017 | Photographic Design | Fotovakschool | Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2016 | BredaPhoto Masterclass Course | Breda, the Netherlands
2000 - 2004 | Leisure Management | NHTV | Breda, the Netherlands

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PUBLICATIONS

2018
20.03.2018 | Millenials Magazine | FR
19.03.2018 | Exibart | FR
17.03.2018 | Catalogue Festival Circulation(s) 2018 | FR
12.03.2018 | Slate | FR
05.03.2018 - 11.03.2018 | Instagram take-over for FotovakschoolRotterdam | NL 
22.02.2018 | Phototrend | FR

2017
17.12.2017 | Gay.nl | Uit de Kunst | NL
17.11.2017 | Catalogue nominaties Keep an Eye Fotovakschool Award 2017 | NL
25.10.2017 | Catalogue Graduation Show Fotovakschool 2017 |NL
21.09.2017 | Mestmag.nl | NL
11.09.2017- 17.09.2017 | Instagramtake-over for New Dawn | NL
14.07.2017 | Pf Magazine | NL
12.07.2017 | NRC Next en NRC Handelsblad | NL
11.07.2017 | NRC.nl | NL
26.06.2017 | Leaflet BredaPhoto Masterclass Course 2017/2018 | NL

2016
07.10.2016 | Catalogue Masterclass BredaPhoto 2016 | NL

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TALKS

04.06.2018 | Presentation | Fotogroep Breda | Breda, the Netherlands 
01.02.2018 | Pitch | De Donkere Kamer #34 Zilveren Camera Editie | Museum Hilversum | Hilversum, the Netherlands
09.01.2018 | Tijd voor Max, NPO1 | Identically Different | Hilversum, the Netherlands
17.11.2017 | Pitch | Keep an Eye Fotovakschool Grant | Pakhuis de Zwijger | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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