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met Noëlla /Amerika Haus Berlijn / 2014

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met Anna /Ticky Tacky  Brussel / 2022

Femke den Hollander (°1979, Bruges, Belgium) studied social and cultural work at the VIVES-university after spending 12 months in Zimbabwe as a high school student.  She worked 20 years as a social worker, mostly with teenagers and young people,  their stories and lives full of sadness, strenght and hope. An important part of this work was the development of different educational and awareness programs as well as co-working projects with other organizations on political and public social issues. 

She feels strongly about documentary work, both photography and film. At the age of 30 she realized she could actually buy a camera to document people and society and their stories. So she did. Her first camera came as a second hand Nikon D90, and a 50mm manual objective.  Six years later she graduated in photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bruges. 


She participated in several exhibitions and social and cultural projects in Bruges, as a photographer, social investigator and, in some cases, instigator. She's looking for unknown environments, trying to document the lives of people she does not know. Spending time with them teaches her what might remain unseen, unknown and unspoken when no one captures it.

A never ending story. 

She's one of the founders of the N.O.D.S.Collective, a photography-based collective, founded in 2018.

She also works on her own projects and art collections, focusing mainly on the beauty of nature in recent years.

Besides that, she works on commissions for social and cultural organizations as well as corporate commissions. But for whatever assignment, she always maintains her own style.


ID/ photo agency


De Republiek Brugge (in-house photographer), Musea Brugge, BRUSK (project-photographer), Bibliotheken Brugge, Werkplaats Immaterieel Erfgoed, Focus Vakmanschap/VAKlab Bokrijk,,  DOCFEST Brugge, TURBO Brugge, Knack WE, De Standaard, De Stadsrepubliek (in-house photographer), Handmade in Brugge (in-house photographer), Kunstencentrum KAAP, J.E.F. Jeugdfilm, The BOX, CAW Noord-West-Vlaanderen, ARTES, Cinema Lumière, Stad Brugge, OCMW Brugge, Standaard Uitgeverij, Architectuuratelier Dertien12, vzw Wieder (in-house photographer), Caaap, BREEDBEELD,, the Belgium Homeless Cup, VOORSMAAK, Brugge Plus, KOOKEET, Thingit, architect Bert Maeyens, Oranje vzw, Jeugdwerk voor Allen, Huis van De Dichter, Avansa vzw, Rebelle vzw, Rinkoniên Oosterweelverbinding Linkeroever, FMDO vzw (in-house photographer), OPENDOEK, Kuusi Mucic, W.E.R.F. records, Tuur Florizoone, BEAUFORT, Triënnale Brugge,...

Shows and projects



'Kwart voor Nacht' - groupshow - Poortersloge CC Brugge

WINTER - De Reyghere Brugge



HAVEN - B.E.E.N. - Brugge

PAK Gistel - 'De Natuur' - Gistel

AiR Biekorf 7.0 - 'Out of Office' - Poortersloge - Brugge



SANT2022 - selected - CC Brugge

Artist Of The Month - Art&Frame Center - Brugge - De Republiek - Brugge

AiR Biekorf 6.0 - 'Misfigure' - Poortersloge - Brugge - artshow&auction - De Tank - Brugge


KIYOSHI - social artproject - Brugge

PAK Gistel - ‘Entre deux Nuages’ - Gistel

AiR Biekorf 5.0 - ‘The Wall is as Soft as Lace.’ - CC Brugge

'Goodnight' - De Republiek - Brugge

'Molenwijk in beeld' - social artproject - Sint-Pieters, Brugge



PAK Gistel - Barking Dogs & Drawing Rooms - Gistel

AiR Biekorf 4.0 - ‘Comedie van het menselijk tekort/Comedie de la Condition Humaine - CC Brugge


AiR Biekorf 3.0 - ‘Exile’ - CC Brugge

N.O.D.S. Collectief - ‘Where are You Now?’ - Brugotta Festival - Brugge

‘Where are you now?’ - WZC Westervier CURENDO - Brugge


N.O.D.S. Collectief - ‘Into the Wild’ - Bogardenkapel Brugge

‘Invisible Birds’ - De Republiek - Brugge



BruggeFoto17 & 300 jaar Academie - 'Illuminato' 

Air Biekorf 1.0 - 'Les Refugiés' - CC Brugge



Fotohuis & vzw Ter Muiden - 'Ter Muiden' - Beernem 

Graduation Academy of Fine Arts - thesis - 'The Waiting' - Brugge



Fotohuis & Raymond Van het Groenewoud - 'De Verpakking van Raymond' - Brugge

Fotohuis & Musea Brugge - Snapshot 12 - 'Dans I.D.'



'Brugge - Snapshot' -  publication - Uitgeverij Snoeck

Fotohuis & 44 Gallery - BruggeFoto14 - 'The Family of Chinese'

Fotomarathon Europäischer Monat der Fotografie - Berlin



Fotonale 2013 Brugge 'Contrast' - selected

Fotohuis & 44 Gallery - BruggeFoto13 -  'Street Photography Now'



Fotonale 2012 Brugge 'Verborgen' - selected

Erfgoedcel Brugge/Fotohuis/BruggeMuseum - Snapshot 7 - Clubzotten&Cercletrutten

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