About

Judith Helmer (1982) graduated from the Fotovakschool in 2017. Her graduation project ‘Identically Different’ was subsequently published in one of the Dutch Newspapers ‘NRC’ and will be shown in Paris, during the festival Circulation(s), a photo festival for Young European photographers, in 2018. She has won the Keep an Eye Fotovakschool Award 2017 with a sequel of her Graduation Project, the project plan ‘Family Matters’.

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 het photography.

Exhibitions
17.03.2018 – 05.05.2018 | Circulation(s) Festival for Young European photography | Identically Different | Paris, France UPCOMING
30.06.2018 – 26.08.2018 | La Voyage à Nantes | Identically Different | Nantes, France UPCOMING
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
2017 | Pre-selection Tribew-Circulation(s) Prize 2018
2017 | Keep an Eye Fotovakschool Award 2017 WINNER 1ST PLACE
2017 | The International Photo Awards HONORABLE MENTION

Publications & interviews
17.12.2017 | Gay.nl | Uit de Kunst | Identically Different
17.11.2017 | Catalogus Keep an Eye Fotovakschool Award 2017 | nominaties | Family Matters
25.10.2017 | Catalogus Graduation Show 2017 | Fotovakschool | Identically Different
21.09.2017 | Mestmag.nl | Identically Different
11.09.2017 – 17.09.2017 | Instagram take-over for New Dawn | Identically Different
14.07.2017 | Pf Magazine | Identically Different
12.07.2017 | NRC Next en NRC Handelsblad | Identically Different
11.07.2017 | NRC.nl | Identically Different
26.06.2017 | Brochure BredaPhoto Masterclass Course 2017/2018 | Toedeloe
07.10.2016 | Catalogus Masterclass BredaPhoto 2016 | Toedeloe

Tv
09.01.2018 | Tijd voor Max, NPO1 | Identically Different

Education
2014 – 2017 | Photographic Design | Fotovakschool | Rotterdam, the Netherlands