Dunes Like You, 2016, Dubai © Scarlett Hooft Graafland

Scarlett Hooft Graafland / Shores Like You


Only in a poem can a landscape be like a person. And in a poem like this, the photographer Scarlett Hooft Graafland would be conjuring up an exotic location, as most of her photographs take shape in distant lands – as do the images in the exhibition Shores Like You, taken over the last four years. Journeys to distant places are at the root of her work, and are often inspired by stories. In recent years, Hooft Graafland has sought out a number of remarkable trees about which she had read, or been told: the dragon blood tree, native to the island of Socotra near Yemen; ‘Old Tjikko’, in Sweden, whose 9500-year-old root system makes it the oldest tree in the world and the rare conifer, Araucaria columnaris, which grows only on the Île des Pins in New Caledonia. She learned of this last species from a book about the 18th-century explorer James Cook, who was almost shipwrecked on the coral reef that surrounds the island while trying to get the closest possible look at these trees. read more

Man with Bird Tears, 1992 © Mario Cravo Neto. Courtesy of gallery Paci Contemporary, Brescia (IT)

In the Spirit of Nature / Spiritual photographs by Martin Gusinde, Rotimi Fani-Kayode and Mario Cravo Neto


Spirits of life and death haunt the photographs of the German missionary Martin Gusinde (1886–1969), the Nigerian photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955–1989) and the Brazilian photographer Mario Cravo Neto (1947–2009). Although these three photographers have very different oeuvres, they are linked in this exhibition by the way each of them has made the visual expression of… read more

Re-visiting - Pinus silvestris [illeg.]  Plate 1245_August 2012 © Chrystel Lebas

Chrystel Lebas / Regarding Nature


This winter, Chrystel Lebas invites you to join her at Huis Marseille on one of her most spectacular and recent hiking tours: in the footsteps of the famous British botanist and ecologist Edward James Salisbury (1886-1978), Lebas spent the past four years travelling through Scotland and Norfolk, with a short stay in Devon. At the beginning of the 20th century, Salisbury travelled through Great Britain armed with a notebook, a vasculum and a camera, recording the landscape and its flora with utmost precision on fragile glass plates that, until recently, led a hidden and anonymous existence in the Natural History Museum. On these photographs, as well as those made by Chrystel Lebas 90 years later, the infinite pine forests and ‘wandering dunes’ of Scotland and Norfolk appear rugged and empty: precisely as they would be imagined by the unknowing, romantic soul. In reality, these places are nature reserves strictly protected by public and private nature and environmental organisations. Scouring the landscape, guided by her GPS, Lebas has tried to locate the exact spots where Salisbury stood when he made his photographs. To her, the literal comparison of the landscape as it was then and is as it is today was not as important as the opportunity to re-examine her own role and vision as an artist in light of Salisbury’s role as a scientist. 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


New photobooks in the store

With our new website, we’ve also added a few great new photobooks to our online store, including Hellen van Meene / The Years Shall Run Like Rabbits, Geert Goiris / Prophet, Paul Kooiker / Nude Animal Cigar, Viviane Sassen / Lexicon & Viviane Sassen / UMBRA. More new titles, remarkable photobooks and special editions can… read more

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

Interview: Eddo Hartmann

Setting the Stage: Pyongyang, North Korea

In Eddo Hartmann / Setting the Stage: Pyongyang, North Korea laat fotograaf Eddo Hartmann (1973, Den Haag) een eerste blik op de Noord-Koreaanse hoofdstad zien. Vooraf aan de tentoonstelling sprak Huis Marseille’s assistent conservator Anna Kruyswijk met Eddo Hartmann over de aantrekkingskracht van Pyongyang en de rol die de fotoserie voor hem speelt. read more



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
Chun 9
Untitled, Juul Kraijer, 2013, 16, 24, 1/15, digitale C-print op archival papier, HMA-2013-12
Joseph Dlamini (Eye test), Matsho Tsmombeni squatter camp, Mikhael Subotzky, 2012, 100, 100, 5 + 1 AP =AP 1/2, inkjetprint, HMA-2014-17
Traceryscape NZ221, Aki Lumi & Yuki Onodera, 2007, 108, 127, Uniek, verf op gelatine-zilverprint, HMA-2009-16
Basim Magdy I
Krantenwaterval, Dodewaard, Hanne van der Woude, 2011, 55, 45, 1/10 +2 AP, digitale C-print van dia, HMA-2015-40
Lixenberg Wilteysha-1993
Kawaguchiko, from the serie 'half awake and half asleep in the water', Asako Narahashi, 2003, 60, 90, 10/12, C-print, HMA-2008-28
from the Somnyama Ngonyama series: Bester II, Paris, Zanele Muholi, 2014, 90x66,3, 1/8, ontwikkelgelatinezilverdruk, HMA-2015-42
Untitled, From the series 'Mariées Marocaines', Valérie Belin, 2000, 162, 130, AP 1/2, barietdruk, HMA-2002-02
Pirituba, Caio Reisewitz, 2013, 55, 42, 4/8, HMA-2015-35
Petros Act
Ahmed Osoble (Denizens of Brussels), 2015 © Andres Serrano
S # 2, Beate Guetschow, 2005, 217, 182, ?/5, ontwikkelgelatinezilverdruk, HMA-2005-11

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