Marrigje de Maar


All the images are taken in spaces where I personally feel at home. I knock on doors or ring bells and ask permision to enter. Only in this way I get the everyday life, not rooms made nice for visitors or the photographer. If I donot speak the language, then I use a lettre.All pictures taken with middleformat camera BRONICA GS-1, colour negative film and available light only.From 2008 on Hasselblad and Phase One 45+.


Since graduation in 2004 I am working on a project about the feeling "to be at home". For this I shoot interiors all over the world. For me private spaces are like a kind of self portraits. It seems that only between our own four walls, we feel safe enough to be ourselves.

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2004 - New York, Lucie Award New Discovery 2004.
2005 -The Netherlands - Silver Camera, Documentary - silver.
2006 - London, LPA 'My Backyard' silver.
2007 - London, LPA 'Landscapes' silver.
2007 - London, Int. Colour Photography Awards - 3 nominations


1968 MA Socal Sciences-University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2004 BA Autonomous Art- Academie Minerva-Groningen, The Netherlands


Academie Minerva Groningen, The Netherlands.


2005 - FOAM-Amsterdam - solo.
2006 - Photomuseum of Finland, Helsinki - solo.
2006 - Photomuseum of The Netherlands, Rotterdam -solo.
2006 - Dashanzi Art Festival ,798, Beijing, China. duo.
2008 - Art Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Fred Wagemans Art Space, duo.


PANL#13, 14 and 15. Amsterdam 2004-2006; GUP, Iss &, Amsterdam 2006; CAMERA AUSTRIA 98, June 2007; THE CHINESE DREAM, Dynamic City Foundation, Amsterdam-Beijing 2008