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 13 projects, 0 community news posts, and 0 images shared in the photo stream.

                                Mascha Joustra graduated in May 2015 at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam, specializing in documentary and portrait series. "I have the urge to tell and... read on
   
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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) 16 year old daughter plays quite a substantial role in the series called 'fierce-fragile'.




exhibitions 2013-2018 | all group exhibtions


Bruges, Belgium;            Dark Rooms/Galerie PAK

Arles, France;                 Rencontres de la photographie; Atelier de la Mecanique 

                                        series 'genou | jambe | cuisse'  result of workshop with Francoise Huguier



Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle;     Zomerexpo, may 2017

Fotofestival Naarden 2017;     The Fence

Galerie Dordrecht;                      Absolution', 2016


Photofestival Rotterdam;   group exhibit

‘streetwise- with series 'rubyfruit' 2016


Fotomuseum The Hague; group exhibition

‘B o e r e n ‘Avonturen op het land’, 2015


Paris Photo ; Book presentation ‘Elders’ at Polycopies event, 2015


Refreshment Room Amsterdam Pop up gallery;

group exhibition, 2015


Unseen Photo festival Amsterdam

shortlisted Book Dummy Award, 2015


Photoville New York; group exhibition series ‘Elders’, 2015


Leiden Photo International PhotoFestival

group exhibition series ‘Elders’, 2015


Galerie Beaurepaire, Paris

group exhibition with series ‘Hunt’, 2015


Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

group exhibition Zomerexpo, 2015


Bredaphoto; group exhibition/ Masterclass, 2014


Naarden Fotofestival

group exhibition The Fence, 2013




     masterclass:

Ghent, Belgium: Bieke Depoorter (Magnum photographer); 'tell me a picture'


Arles, Les Rencontres de la Photography/Francoise Huguier

 - Aller vers les autres; April 2017


Lensculture/Darcy Padilla

online masterclass in small student group; six sessions, January 2016


Anders Petersen Masterclass, Amsterdam

organised by Veronique Sutra from 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 Awards

Honourable mention Portrait Category " f i e r c e - f r a g i l e ." 2015


MIFA Moscow Photo Awards Moscow

Honourable 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 “ , 2014


Honourable 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