Judith Helmer (1982) graduated from the Fotovakschool in 2017. Her ongoing graduation project ‘Identically Different’ was subsequently published in one of the Dutch Newspapers ‘NRC’ and part of it will be shown in Paris, during the festival Circulation(s), a photo festival for Young European photographers, and at the festival Le Voyager à Nantes, both in 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.

Judith 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.

Exhibitions

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 NOW
30.06.2018 – 26.08.2018 | La Voyage à Nantes | Identically Different | Nantes, France UPCOMING
11.18 | TER’LA / Circulation(s) | TEAT Champ Fleuri - La gallerie | Identically Different | Paris, France UPCOMING

17.03.2018 – 06.05.2018 | Circulation(s) Festival for Young European photography | Identically Different | Paris, France
25.10.2017 – 11.11.2017 | Graduation Show 2017 | Fotovakschool | Identically Different | Amsterdam, the Netherlands
30.06.2017 – 09.07.2017 | Graduation Show Photographic Design | Dock Gallery | Identically Different | Rotterdam, the Netherlands
15.09.2016 – 30.10.2016 | BredaPhoto International Photo Festival 2016 | Toedeloe | Breda, the Netherlands

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

Publications

20.03.2018 | Millenials Magazine
19.03.2018 | Exibart
17.03.2018 | Catalogue Festival Circulation(s) 2018
12.03.2018 | Slate.fr
05.03.2018 - 11.03.2018 | Instagram take-over for Fotovakschool Rotterdam 
22.02.2018 | Phototrend.fr
17.12.2017 | Gay.nl | Uit de Kunst
17.11.2017 | Catalogue nominaties Keep an Eye Fotovakschool Award 2017

Talks

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

Education

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

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