Bronze 2018 / Nature / Sunset

Dutch Landscape

  • Photographer
    Saskia Boelsums
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Nature/Sunset

As a visual artist and photographer, I carry a rich cultural heritage with me. That is why I feel a strong connection to the Dutch tradition of landscape painters. That rich history helped shape me. And at the same time it confronts me with the future. In the beauty that I try to capture in my photographs, there is also uncertainty and something threatening. I see the skies becoming more dramatic, the weather is becoming more extreme with unexpected phenomena, our climate is becoming more violent. I am very aware of that tension. That is what I capture.

Saskia Boelsums was born in Nieuwer-Amstel in the Netherlands. She grew up in Iran and Curacao. Boelsums studied Graphic and Spatial Design at the Academy Minerva in Groningen, the Netherlands. Since 2013 she focuses on photography and was given a great number of nominations and prizes and exhibitions home and abroad. Saskia is a member of DuPho, Dutch Photographers, association of professional photographers.