Mascha Joustra

Photographer @ Fotoacademie Amsterdam, Netherlands. Graduated 2015 based in Rotterdam, Netherlands Mascha Joustra portfolio on Visura - a professional network to connect with photo editors and art buyers, and build photography portfolio websites. Visura members, like Mascha, share photojournalism, art photography, landscape, travel photography, portraits and more. Mascha has 0 projects, community news posts, and 0 images shared in the photo stream.

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Mascha Joustra graduated in May 2015 at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam, specializing in documentary and portrait series.


"I have the urge to tell and am interested in observing human behavior. I try to highlight human emotions in my work and at the same time I see beauty in objects or nature.
You could say my work is social documentary, but I think I use my images as metaphors to tell my own story. But the images are never staged or altered, that would feel wrong. It sometimes feels like a relief to express feelings through images. I work with different cameras, analogue and digital, whatever is on hand.."

Mascha self published a large series of photographs documented in a voluminous photobook called ‘Elders’ (‘Elsewhere’) designed by SYB. In this large series of photographs her quest is finding out whether a historic dualism in religion in the Netherlands is still dominating the different regions.  


The book has been shortlisted for the ‘Unseen Dummy Award “ in Amsterdam, september 2015 and has been presented during Paris Photo 2015 at the Polycopies event at the the Tipi Bookshop/Brussels. Her graduation series series called ‘Elders’ has been received very well and made entrance to several (inter)national exhibitions (see in menu 'exhibits and more').


"Mascha's work has different layers and each photograph is demanding time from the viewer. Some images are poetic some direct, but her work is often asking for closer attention." .. ..”.

Also her (now) 17 year old daughter plays quite a substantial role in the series called 'fierce-fragile'.




exhibitions 2013-2018 | all group exhibtions



2017 (29-10) ‘Dark Rooms’/Galerie PAK. Bruges, Belgium; series ‘Elders’
2017 (august ) Rencontres de la photographie; Atelier de la Mecanique , Arles, France; series 'genou | jambe | cuisse'  result of workshop with Francoise Huguier
2017 (05-09 ) Zomerexpo, exhibit in Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle ‘fierce-fragile’ series.
2017 (01-05)  Naarden Photofestival, Naarden Netherlands, group expo with series 'Elders'
2016 (01-06)  'Absolution'Dordrecht, Netherlands
2016 (02-06)  PhotofestivalRotterdam
2016 (01-03)  Fotomuseum Den Haag/ series ‘Elders’
2015 (13-11)  Paris Photo, book presentation ‘Elders’ at Polycopies/Tipi bookshop
2015 (01-09)  Unseen Photo festivalAmsterdam, shortlisted Book Dummy Award with book 'Elders'
2015 (01-06)  Lagos Photo festival; series ‘Elders’
2015 (01-09)  Photoville New York; series ‘Elders’
2015 (01-06)  Leiden Photo International PhotoFestival; series ‘Elders’
2015 (01-06)  Galerie Beaurepaire,Paris; Curated by Niccolò Hébel; series ‘Ruby Fruit’.
2015 (01-06)  Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Zomerexpo 

 >>>>     masterclass: 
Bieke Depoorter (Magnum);Ghent, Belgium. Organised by ‘Tell me a picture’. April 2018
Francoise Huguier;Arles, France. Les Rencontres de la Photographie/ Agence VU’. April 2017
Darcy Padilla; online masterclass. Lensculture; six sessions, January 2016
Anders Petersen; Amsterdam, Netherlands.Eyes in Progress, May 2015

     

awards and honourable mentions 2013-2016


Prix De La Photographie, Paris (Px3)

Honorable Mention in Documentary Book category:

" f i e r c e - f r a g i l e # 5” , 2016

Monochrome Photography AwardsHonourable mention Portrait Category " f i e r c e - f r a g i l e ." 2015

MIFA Moscow Photo Awards MoscowHonourable mention Documentary-Books with series “h u n t”, 2015

Prix De La Photographie, Paris (Px3)Honorable Mention in Documentary category, "e a c h  n i g h t. .”2015

Honourable Mention International Photography Awards, IPA

(Los Angeles, USA) Fine Art- Portrait Category “f i e r c e - f r a g i l e “ , 2014

Honourable Mention International Photography Awards, IPA

(Los Angeles, USA) People_ Children Category, “f i e r c e - f r a g i l e “ , 2014

Honourable Mention International Photography Awards, IPA

(Los Angeles, USA) Photo Essay and Feature Story Category

“t o  c a t c h  a  c o w “ , 2014Honourable Mention International Photography Awards, IPA

(Los Angeles, USA) People – Portrait, “t o  c a t c h  a  c o w “ , 2014

Prix De La Photographie, Paris (Px3)

First Prize in category Documentary " f i e r c e - f r a g i l e .", 2014

Prix De La Photographie, Paris (Px3)

First Prize in category Portraiture " f i e r c e - f r a g i l e .", 2014

Prix De La Photographie, Paris (Px3)

Second Prize in category Portraiture " f i e r c e - f r a g i l e .", 2014

Prix De La Photographie, Paris (Px3)

Honourable Mention documentary " b e h i n d  t h e  s c e n e s .", 2014

Prix De La Photographie, Paris (Px3)

Honourable Mention " c a m e r o o n. c o l o r. .", 2014

International Photography Awards, IPA

Honourable Mention One Shot-One World- People - Culture Category, 2013

International Photography Awards, IPA

Honourable Mention People - Culture Category, 2013