Heleen Peeters


b. Brussels, 1988
lives and works in Amsterdam

+31648780503
info[at]heleenpeeters.com

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education

– MA Film & Photographic Studies (2012), Leiden University, The Netherlands

– BA Photography (2010), London College of Communication / University of the Arts London, United Kingdom


clients

NRC, Het Financiele Dagblad, Het Parool, De Tijd, Het Nieuwsblad, Gazet van Antwerpen, Vice, Subbacultcha,  North Holland Archive, North Holland Province, Silbersee, Gouden Haas, Slagweg Den Haag, Galerie Bart, and more. 


exhibitions

Best Dutch Book Design (2021), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (upcoming)
Horse (2021), Recyclaert, Brussels, Belgium (upcoming)
– Horse (2021), Galerie Objektief, Enschede, The Netherlands 
– The Best Photography Books of the Year (2021), PhotoEspaña Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Horse (2021), Museum aan de Stroom (MAS), Antwerp, Belgium
– Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2019), FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Documentary Photography from Flanders and The Netherlands (2019), De Markten, Brussels, Belgium
– Grazende Zwaan (2018), Nieuw Vennep, The Netherlands
– Oerol (2018), Terschelling, The Netherlands
– Karavaal Festival (2018), Egmond aan den Hoef, The Netherlands
– Twens (2017), 30cc Kapel Romaanse Poort, Leuven, Belgium

– Bankgiro Loterij Talent Collection (2014), Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
– London Analogue Festival (2014), OXO Tower, London, United Kingdom
– Felix & Foam (2014), Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
– The Atlas of Peter Schlemihl (2014), The Art Department (Subbacultcha), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

– Ithaka 21 Visual Arts Festival (2013), Leuven, Belgium

– Int Biennial of Documentary Photography (2012), Borges Centro Cultural, Buenos Aires, Argentina

– Amandla (2012), Parochiezaal Melsbroek, Belgium

– Open M Staying Long Enough Leaving on Time (2011), Museum M, Leuven, Belgium
– Ithaka 19 Visual Arts Festival (2011), Leuven, Belgium

– Amandla (2010), Town Hall Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
– Power of Ten (2010), London College of Communication, London, United Kingdom

– Digital Photo and Imaging Show (2009), The Business Design Centre, London, United Kingdom

– Argus Photographer of the Year (2007), various locations in Belgium and The Netherlands


books

– Horse (2020), 232 pages, published by The Eriskay Connection, edition of 1350

– Amandla (2010), 72 pages, self published, edition of 200


– Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award (2019), 352 pages (exhibition catalogue)

– Ithaka 21 (2013), 64 pages (exhibition catalogue)

– Int Biennial of Documentary Photography (2012), 152 pages (exhibition catalogue)

– Staying Long Enough Leaving on Time (2011), 120 pages (exhibition catalogue)

– Ithaka 19 (2011), 64 pages (exhibition catalogue)


prizes

– First prize, Dutch Photobook Award 2020, category ‘best debut’
Nomination, Best Photography Book Award PhotoEspaña 2020, category ‘international’
Nomination, Best Dutch Book Design 2020, student jury
Nomination, Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2019, category ‘documentary’
– Nomination, Romano Cagnoni Photolux Award 2019
Nomination, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2019
– First prize, Pitch De Donkere Kamer Leuven 2017

– Nomination, Nadar Award 2010, Category ‘fine-art’
– Nomination, Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2010, categories ’fine-art’, ‘self-portraiture’ and ‘children’.
– First prize, Profotio competition 2010, category ‘childhood’

– Nomination, London Photographic Association competition 2009, category ‘story of my life’

– First prize (public), Argus Photographer of the Year 2007


press

– Horses by Heleen Peeters, National Geographic Magazine (China), August 2021 • read here

– Het andere paard, Hippo Revue, August 2021 • read here

– Fotograaf Heleen Peeters brengt piramides van polder in beeld, Nieuwe Oogst, August 20th 2021 • read here

– Piramiden in de polder, Uitgelicht magazine, July 2021 • read here

– Fotograaf Heleen Peeters duikt in de verdwijnende wereld van het paardenvlees, Tubantia, August 13th 2021 • read here

– 她走访四大洲十国,找寻一匹马当今的“使命” Jiazazhi Press, June 17th 2021 • read here
– Paardenvlees: wereldwijde tradities door de lens van Heleen Peeters, Food & Meat, May 2021 • read here
– Guest at Bureau Buitenland, NPO Radio 1, April 10th, 2021 • listen here
– Vlaamse fotografe Heleen Peeters brengt verval van paardenvleesindustrie in beeld, Het Nieuwsblad, April 4th 2021 • read here
– Photos That Show Why Some People Love Eating Horse Meat and Others Dont, Vice, March 19th 2021 • read here
– Paardenvlees kan altijd blijven bestaan ook al is er meer tegenstand, De Gazet van Antwerpen, March 17th 2021 • read here
– Foto’s van de wereldwijde tradities and taboes rondom paardenvlees, Vice België, March 2nd 2021 • read here
– Quelques photos de chevaux dan de vastes plaines ou de petites assiettes, Vice Belgique, February 26th 2021 • read here
– What is the Future of Horse Meat? PHmuseum, February 18th 2021 • read here
– Paardengek, Het Financieele Dagblad, January 23rd 2021 • read here
– Van Mensen en Paarden, Plus Magazine, January 21st 2021 • read here
– Hoe ouder het paard, hoe lekkerder, De Tijd, January 2nd 2021 • read here
– Book review ‘Horse’, P/F magazine #8, December 21st 2020 • read here
– Horse, une encyclopédie sauvage par Heleen Peeters, Le blog de Fabien Ribery, December 20th 2020 • read here
– ‘Horse’ door Heleen Peeters, Het Parool, December 10th 2020 • read here
– Guest at Fotodok Bookclub, Tivoli Vredenburg, December 3rd 2020 • watch here
– Guest at Interne Keuken, Radio 1 Belgium, November 28th 2020 • listen here
– Met een lapje paard op het bord zijn maar weinig mensen blij, BN DeStem, October 30th, 2020 • read here
– Foto’s van de verdwijnende paardenvleesindustrie, NRC Handelsblad / NRC next, February 21st 2019 • read here
– Hoe de wereldwijde paardenvleesindustrie langzaam verdwijnt, NRC In Beeld, February 21st 2019 • read here
– Heleen Peeters ‘The Horse is the Wings of it’s People’, Breedbeeld, January 2018 • read here
– Хелан Питерс: Изучаю традицию употребления в пищу конины, Radio Free Europe, November 2016 • read here

– Featured artist, Kunstkalender, 2015view here
– Heleen Peeters - A World of Visions, Urbanautica, January 2015 • read here
– Heleen Peeters & Masayo Matsuda, Subbacultcha Magazine, May 2014 • read here
– Guest at Cult!, Radio Scorpio, March 25th 2013 • listen here
– Guest at Zine Zomert, Ring TV, July 15th 2011
– Onbekende kunstenaars veroveren Museum M, Het Nieuwsblad, July 9th 2011 • read here
– Amandla, De Beiaard, November-December 2010 • read here
– Studente stelt foto’s tentoon in gemeentehuis, Het Nieuwblad, November 14th 2010 • read here
– Studente fotografie op reportage in Zuid-Afrika, Het Laaste Nieuws, November 12th 2010 • read here
– Fotoboek Heleen vertelt leven in Township, Het Nieuwsblad, October 30th 2010 • read here