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
1967-1975   Graphic Design  Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
1975-   free-lance photographer, designer, artist
     
    Sidelines
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-   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 Architectural & Portrait
2014-2017   Paul Schuitemaprijs   commissioner
  Storytelling, Portraying an Absentee  conductor of course
     
    Assignments
    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