Re-visiting - Glen Loin – No Plate Arrochar, May 2012 56°14.298'N 4°43.905' © Chrystel Lebas

Chrystel Lebas / Regarding Nature


With the exhibition Regarding Nature, this will be the first time that the unique, monumental landscape photographs of French landscape photographer Chrystel Lebas are shown in the Netherlands. Lebas garnered international acclaim through her panoramic photographs, created at twilight. This project shows her most recent – and what is perhaps her most ambitious – project… read more

Boulogne-sur-Mer © Cary Markerink

Theo Baart & Cary Markerink / After Baldus: Travels in a Wounded Landscape


Inspired by the beautiful 19th-century photo album Le Chemin de Fer du Nord, Theo Baart and Cary Markerink – acclaimed for documentary photo projects such as Nagele and Snelweg – retraced the footsteps of the photographer Édouard Baldus (1813–1889), turning their camera towards the man-made landscape of northern France. In their series After Baldus they… read more

Camille I & II, 2006 © Jeff Cowen

Jeff Cowen / Photoworks


In an age when the world, and the medium of photography in particular, is dominated by digital techniques, and the attribute of authenticity is acquiring ever more value, the work of Jeff Cowen has a special place. In Cowen’s approach the transience and ephemerality of photography is paradoxically united with the immortality and tractability of… read more

Bonfils, Sfinx en piramides van Gizeh, ca. 1870 - ca. 1898. Collectie Rijksmuseum, RP-F-F00992-A

In Egypt / Travellers and Photographers, 1850–1900


This spring Huis Marseille presents a large exhibition on 19th century photography of Egypt. Travel along the Nile in the wake of the many travelers and photographers who rediscovered the land in the 19th century. The exhibition is composed entirely of photos and objects from Dutch collections and provides a varied picture of the country… read more

Ahmed Osoble (Denizens of Brussels), 2015 © Andres Serrano

Andres Serrano


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© Lionel Wendt. Courtesy Jhaveri Contemporary, Londen/Mumbai, Nalin Tomar & Mahijit Singh Collection, New Delhi & Galerie Ton Peek, Utrecht

Lionel Wendt


In the 1930s, the lawyer, concert pianist, writer, collector and self-taught photographer Lionel Wendt (1900–1944) developed into a prominent avant-gardist within the Ceylonese art world. The hundreds of prints left to us by his atelier demonstrate his eclectic tastes: from sensual and homo-erotic portraits to nostalgic images of what was then Ceylon (now Sri Lanka),… read more

Rawabi, the new Palestinian city north of Ramallah under construction, 2012 © Ad van Denderen

Ad van Denderen / Jerusalem Stone


The prominent Dutch photographer Ad van Denderen has photographed the West Bank since as long ago as the 1960s. After many years of journalistic and documentary photography, working primarily in black in white, more recently he has chosen to work more in colour, which in his words “serves as a metaphor for what is happening… read more

Re-visiting - Honckenya peploides Blakeney 3/5/14 – Plate n°305 Blakeney, June 2014 52°58.101’N 1°2.062’E © Chrystel Lebas

Photo Salon #2

Reflection on Chrystel Lebas’ work

On Thursday 26 January Huis Marseille and Leiden University present the 2nd edition of the Photo Salon. In the context of the exhibition Chrystel Lebas / Regarding Nature the students of the Master Film and Photographic Studies at Leiden University wrote a paper about Chrystel Lebas’ work, focussing on either the aspect of the picturesque,… read more

Camille I & II, 2006 © Jeff Cowen

Interview: Jeff Cowen


With Jeff Cowen / Photoworks Huis Marseille presents the first large-scale museum retrospective of the American photographer Jeff Cowen (New York, 1966) whose masterly, tactile, and sculptural photographic works are strongly linked to contemporary practices. Ann Gimpel, Collection and Exhibitions Coordinator at Huis Marseille, interviewed him about his motivations, techniques and more. Jeff Cowen /… read more

Look Cook Look!, Vanuatu, 2015 © Scarlett Hooft Graafland

Interview: Scarlett Hooft Graafland

Shores Like You

In Shores Like You Huis Marseille presents photographs drawn from the series that Scarlett Hooft Graafland (Maarn, 1973) has been making in recent years. For her latest works she travelled from Vanuatu to Peru, Socotra, Dubai and Sweden. Nicky van Banning, Collection and Exhibitions Assistant at Huis Marseille, interviewed her on her working methods, her… read more

Stephen Shore wordt geïnterviewd door Edie Peters en Bert Teunissen tijdens de 28e Donkere Kamer, een terugkerend evenement over fotografie georganiseerd door de DuPho en PhotoQ.

Interview: Stephen Shore


The work of renowned American photographer Stephen Shore has been getting a lot of attention. His work is currently showing in travelling exhibition This Place and a retrospective has been touring Spain, France and Germany, and is on show at Huis Marseille from 10 June 2016 till 4 September 2016. The MoMA is planning a major retrospective in the United States in the fall of 2017. Huis Marseille’s project curator Hinde Haest spoke to Stephen Shore about his retrospective. read more

Untitled (2014-02-22-086) © Jeroen Robert Kramer

Interview: Jeroen Robert Kramer

Une Femme

Une Femme, ‘a woman’, is where the story of the Dutch photographer Jeroen Robert Kramer begins and where it ends; but she is never actually shown. Kramer sketches the life of Monsieur Khiar, who – like Kramer himself – lives in Beirut, and in whose company he lives in the aftermath of civil war. The… read more

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2014 © Martin Roemers

Interview: Martin Roemers on ‘Metropolis’

a conversation with assistant curator Anna Kruyswijk

In 2007 the Dutch photographer Martin Roemers started travelling all over the world to photograph ‘megacities’ – those home to over 10 million people – for his project Metropolis. Dynamic streams of movement and static infrastructure determine the composition of his photographs, the image forming a crossroads at which different lives converge. Although the visual… read more

Eddo Hartmann & Koryo Studio - Birthday of Kim Il Sung, 2014

Eddo Hartmann opens exhibition in North Korea

Photos were on display in Huis Marseille earlier in 2015

In March 2015, Huis Marseille opened the exhibition Eddo Hartmann / Setting the Stage: Pyongyang, North Korea. In this show, Hartmann exhibited photos which he made of architecture in the capitol of elusive North Korea. This exhibition is now continued in that very land: Hartmann has become the first Western photographer to open a public… read more

Els Barents

Former director Els Barents wins Colin Ford Award

Award given out by The Royal Photographic Society in London

Last Wednesday, 16 September 2015, our founder and former director Els Barents received the prestigious Colin Ford Award. The award is given each year by The Royal Photographic Society to honour an individual who has contributed in a major way to curatorship. From Barents’ biography, as spoken during the ceremony: Els Barents is a curator,… read more


Pirituba, Caio Reisewitz, 2013, 55, 42, 4/8, HMA-2015-35
Lixenberg Wilteysha-1993
Chun 9
Traceryscape NZ221, Aki Lumi & Yuki Onodera, 2007, 108, 127, Uniek, verf op gelatine-zilverprint, HMA-2009-16
D.N.A. [Flamboya], 2007, © Viviane Sassen
Basim Magdy I
It, 2006, © Daido Moriyama
from the Somnyama Ngonyama series: Bester II, Paris, Zanele Muholi, 2014, 90x66,3, 1/8, ontwikkelgelatinezilverdruk, HMA-2015-42
Petros Act
Untitled, Juul Kraijer, 2013, 16, 24, 1/15, digitale C-print op archival papier, HMA-2013-12

JAPAN, Tokyo,
Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 2013

Asia, city, cities, urban, Capital, megacity, mega city, architecture, people, movement, hectic, motion, masses, crowd, mass, crowds, infrastructure, roads, streets, street, streetlife, street life, traffic, driving, drive, taxi, car, cars, rush hour, traffic jam, jam, congestion, transport, mobility, economy, markets, shop, shopping, commercial, commercial area, residential, residential area, modern, pedestrians, evening, night, nightlife, advertising, commercials, billboard, consumption, consumer, Starbucks, shopper, shoppers, metropolis, crowd, crowds, megacity, mega city, megacities, mega cities, cityscape, masses, mass, urban,

JAPAN, Tokio
Azie, stad, steden, mega stad, megastad, hoofdstad, mensen, panorama, ruimtelijke ordening, architectuur, huizen,  woonwijk, wonen, mensenmassa, drukte, menigte, massa, hektiek, hectiek, beweging, hectisch, energie, straat,  straatleven, winkel, winkelen, winkels, economie, infrastructuur, mobiliteit, taxi, auto, auto's, rijden, spitsuur, spits, avondspits, file, opstopping, hectisch verkeer, verkeer, modern, voetgangers

JAPAN, Tokyo   
Geography / Travel, Asien, Stadt, Stadtansicht,  Hauptstadt, Menschen, Chaos, Hektik, Bewegung, Massa, Strassenszene, Infrastruktur, Strasse, Strassenkreuzung, Verkehr, Spitzenzeit,  Stau, Strassenverkehr, Stadtverkehr, Mobilität, Mobilitat, fahren, Transport, Auto, Autos, PKW, Wirtschaft, Oekonomie, Geschäft, Laden, modern, Fussgaenger

Photo: Martin Roemers
Ahmed Osoble (Denizens of Brussels), 2015 © Andres Serrano
Untitled, From the series 'Mariées Marocaines', 2000, Valérie Belin
Joseph Dlamini (Eye test), Matsho Tsmombeni squatter camp, Mikhael Subotzky, 2012, 100, 100, 5 + 1 AP =AP 1/2, inkjetprint, HMA-2014-17
Krantenwaterval, Dodewaard, Hanne van der Woude, 2011, 55, 45, 1/10 +2 AP, digitale C-print van dia, HMA-2015-40
S # 2, Beate Guetschow, 2005, 217, 182, ?/5, ontwikkelgelatinezilverdruk, HMA-2005-11
Kawaguchiko, from the serie 'half awake and half asleep in the water', Asako Narahashi, 2003, 60, 90, 10/12, C-print, HMA-2008-28
Jet Engines Tucson, Arizona, USA, 2006, © Edward Burtynsky

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