Richtje Nijhof (1992), based in Leiden, Holland.
2013 - 2017: Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague
February 2016 - June 2016: Internship with Anaïs López/Docking Station
2011 - 2013: Language- and Culture Studies, Utrecht University (first year certificate)
2018 (upcoming): Works of Mercy, CBK Zuidoost
2018 (upcoming): Moscow Photobookfest
2017: Unseen Dummy Award, Photo Festival Unseen, Amsterdam
2017: Graduation show at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague
2017: Group exhibition 'The Power of the Single Image', Melkweg, Amsterdam
2016: Group exhibition 'Paradise', Spui, The Hague
2017: 'Searching for Juldi' shortlisted for the Unseen Dummy Award
Mei 2017: Forum Magazine, 'Thuis is waar mijn laptop is'
April 2017: NRC Handelsblad, 'Even weg thuis, of soms voor altijd' with foster care organisation Jeugdformaat
2015: Banter Magazine, 'The Hub'
One could say that I’m a domestic person. I always get very attached to places. To me, having a steady place to call home is very important, as I feel the combination of privacy, comfort and recognizability allows me to truly be myself.
A sense of intimacy and capturing something real and authentic is what I also strive for in my work. I’m trying to understand the feeling of home and belonging through the way people deal with their personal surroundings. Quite often this theme also correlates with present-day social topics. In my photography I hope to get to the core of what it means to call something a home.