Honorable Mention TOKYO-2017 Fine Art / Landscape

Dutch Landscapes

  • Photographer
    Saskia Boelsums

As a visual artist and photographer, I carry a rich cultural heritage with me. That is why I feel a strong connection to the Dutch tradition of landscape painters. That rich history helped shape me. And at the same time it confronts me with the future. In the beauty that I try to capture in my photographs, there is also uncertainty and something threatening. I see the skies becoming more dramatic, the weather is becoming more extreme with unexpected phenomena, our climate is becoming more violent. It looks like the classic historic Dutch landscapes and skies are being pushed out by landscapes and skies that are the result of climate change. I am very aware of that tension. That is what I capture.

Saskia Boelsums was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Iran and on the island of CuraƧao. Back in the Netherlands, she studied at Minerva Art Academy in Groningen where she graduated in spatial and graphic design. Since 2013, she has focused entirely on photography with great success, being asked to participate in many photo exhibitions and art fairs and winning a large number of awards. Saskia Boelsums exhibits her work in major cities around the world such as Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Moscow, Hong Kong, and New York.