Bernd, Hilla and the Others / Photography from Dusseldorf


In the spring of 2018 Huis Marseille will be devoted to the so-called Düsseldorfer Photoschule, photographers who studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy under Bernd and Hilla Becher or their successors Thomas Ruff and Andreas Gursky. The photographic vision of Bernd and Hilla Becher was so influential and successful that these photographers – also known… read more

Chikako Watanabe / The Third House Owner


In the run-up to the museum’s 20th anniversary in 2019, Huis Marseille is organising a number of exhibitions that focus on its own collection and history. For her new installation, Chikako Watanabe found inspiration in the museum’s characteristic canalside home and its earliest residents. Huis Marseille was built in the 17th century by the French… read more

A Beautiful Moment / Japanese photography, by Naoya Hatakeyama, Syoin Kajii, Yuki Onodera, Toshiko Okanoue a.o.


This summer Huis Marseille will show a selection from its own collection, with a focus on Japan. With work by: Jacqueline Hassink (1966) Naoya Hatakeyama (1958) Syoin Kajii (1976) Rinko Kawauchi (1972) Toshiko Okanoue (1928) Yuki Onodera (1962) Chino Otsuka (1972) Nao Tsuda (1976) More information will follow. read more

Koos Breukel / Son


The Dutch portrait photographer Koos Breukel (The Hague, 1962) – whose oeuvre is highly regarded both at home and abroad – has photographed his oldest son Casper since his birth in 2000. This has resulted in a series of intimate and sometimes moving portraits, which are not merely registrations of Casper in different phases of… read more

Stefan Gronert

The Bechers, the Consequences, and the End of the Düsseldorf School of Photography

On Saturday 26 May, Stefan Gronert will give a lecture on the Düsseldorf School of Photography. Stefan Gronert is the curator of Photography and New Media at the Sprengel Museum in Hanover, teaches art history at the Braunschweig University of Art and is the author of the book The Düsseldorf School of Photography. This lecture… read more

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

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

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

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

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 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

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