'It isn't what a picture is of, it is what it is about' - John Szarkowski

About

Simone Peerdeman’s (1976) photographs capture the beauty of every day life - those moments that are imbued with reflection and somehow seem significant - like stills from a movie. Buildings, objects and people, she isolates her subjects in their own thoughts.

From a young age Simone is fascinated by the daily lives of strangers. As a teenager, while doing her paper round, she looked through windows, wondering about the people that lived there. She always had an extra interest in those who seemed to live their life authentically, independent, being themselves without too much concessions. As an adult she expresses this fascination in her photography. Recurring themes in her work are 'individuality', 'solitude' and 'autonomy'.

She graduated cum laude from Fotovakschool University of Applied Photography Amsterdam in July 2016.

Simone lives in Zandvoort, The Netherlands, with her husband.

Exposure

2017 Photography Festival Białystok Interphoto Poland - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Porto Photo Fest Portugal - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Gazebook Sicily Photobook Festival Italy - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Indian Photography Festival (IPF) - Hyderabad India - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Festival Encontros da Imagem Portugal - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Tbilisi Photo Festival Georgia - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 GETXOPHOTO International Photography Festival Spain - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 The Best Of LensCulture Vol. 1 - Publication - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 StreetFoto San Francisco 2017 Festival US - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 ViennaPhotoBookFestival Austria - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Fotoleggendo Festival Rome Italy - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Copenhagen Photo Festival Denmark - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Belfast Photo Festival Northern Ireland - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 IPC Museum New York US - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Format International Photography Festival Derby UK - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Odessa/Batumi Photo Days Festival Ukraine - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Los Angeles Festival of Photography US - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 FOCUS Photography Festival Mumbai India - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Tiradentes Photo Festival Tiradentes Brazil - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Month of Photography Festival Denver US - Group Exposition - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 Pf Magazine Article - Publication - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 LensCulture Spotlight Article - Publication - Fish Discover Water Last

2017 LensCulture Network Gallery - Publication - Fish Discovered Water Last

2016 LensCulture Finalist Emerging Talent Awards 2016 - Fish Discovered Water Last

2016 NEW Dutch Photography Talent 2017 - Group Exposition - art'otel 5&33 gallery Amsterdam - Fish Discovered Water Last

2016 Winner 2nd Place Keep an Eye Grant - Fish Discover Water Last

2016 NEW Dutch Photography Talent 2017 by GUP Magazine - Publication - Fish Discovered Water Last

2016 Fotovakschool Graduation Show 2016 - Group Exposition - Fish Discovered Water Last

2016 LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2016 - Top 100

2016 Graduation Project- Exposition - Fotovakschool Amsterdam - Winner 2nd Place Keep an Eye Grant

Contact

info@simonepeerdeman.com
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