Guus Rijven

The documentary photographer is a storyteller who does not consider reality to be essential to the truth. True is the same as credible. The reader/spectator is either taken in or not. If it fits into the story, it’s real and true.

    Training & Work
1965-1970       Building engineering
1970-1975   Graphic Design  Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
1975-   free-lance photographer, designer, artist
1983-1992   Vrije Academie, The Hague  supervisor photography
1989-2010   stichting Hollands Negatief  chairman
1998   Price of the City of Antwerp; Summer of the Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
1991-1992   kunstenaarsinitiatief Het Archief  participant and visual archivist
1990-2017   Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague  professor documentary photography
2001   De Zilveren Camera, the Nederlands, category Art; 1st price
2000   nomination, several publications, M.I.L.K., New Zealand  general winner
2000-2006   Artoteek Den Haag  member of the board
2000-2002   GKf -Nederland, Association for Pro Photographers  member of the board
2004-2005   PROductie regeling, Stroom Den Haag  commissioner
2007   Hidden Stories, Melkweg Gallery, Amsterdam; IDFA Film Festival  curator
2010   Dutch Doc Award  nominee & shortlist
2010   Photo-assignment province of Gelderland, through ‘Fonds’BKVB  commissioner
2011   Paul Schuitemaprijs  commissioner
2012   Black&White Spider Awards #7  nominee Architecture & Portrait
2014-2022   Paul Schuitemaprijs   commissioner
2015-2017   Storytelling: Portraying an Absentee  conductor of the course
2017 History Repeats Itself; De Witte Society lecture
2018 Award Photography nominee
Stroom Den Haag PRO grant
2019 SO-Awards Photography nominee
Stichting Fonds Anna Cornelis grant
2020 Bijzondere Collecties Universitaire Bibliotheken, Leiden in collection
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam in collection
    magazines, travel, architecture & interior design, art
    Eigen Huis & Interieur, Elegance, Ouders van Nu, Plaatwerk, Focus, Waterkampioen, Casa Vogue, La Mia Casa, Volkskrant, de Waarheid, Stroom hcbk, architectenburo's, gemeente Den Haag, DSO, gemeente Delft, Schiphol, Stadsherstel, theater Zeebelt, Zam magazine, de Ketelfactory, Stichting Forest for Ever, De Electriciteitsfabriek, Kadmium, Nederlands Architectuur Museum