Annejet Brandsma (1995)

I studied Crossmedia Design at AKI Artez, Enschede (NL)  and graduated Cum Laude in 2017 with the project ‘Good People’.

For me, photography is a tool to overcome hurdles. To capture people in small moments who are dealing with social changes. I ask you, the viewer, to stop and think about social structures. I show you the power of the image and offer nuance in the fleeting visual culture of today.

I am part of Studio Polat since 2017. A foundation that fosters and promotes social cohesion by building bridges between different cultures, creative disciplines and platforms. Together with other creatives we initiate, create, produce and expands visual stories.

To learn more about Studio Polat and what I do there, please visit: www.studiopolat.org 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Afstudeer Show AKI ArtEZ, provocation
2017
Menzis Groningen menzis jong talent
2018
Museum MORE ‘Focus: Het trage lage land’
2018
Exhibition photography Objektief Enschede

DUO EXHIBITION

2018
Loolaan Galerie Apeldoorn, Duo exhibition

SOLO EXHIBITION

2018
Exhibition Saxion Enschede
2018
Exhibition Saxion Deventer

NOMINATIONS

2017
Longlist TENT Academy Awards
2017
Longlist Zilveren Camera,Documentary national

PUBLICATIONS

2017
Goed Volk, photobook, personal publication
2017
The photographer is dead, long live photography Essay, personal publication
2017
Provocation, AKI afstuderen
2018
MORE het trage lage land, Uitgeverij Lecturis

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

2015
speaker ‘de betekenis van fotografie’
2016
Dutch Design Daily, Interview, Goed Volk
2017
Donkere Kamer BredaPhoto Pitch (2nd place)
2017
Donkere Kamer #12 Rotterdam – Sebastião Salgado, Pitch ‘Goed Volk’ (1st place)
2017
Tubantia, Interview final show AKI
2017
Metropolis M, Review final show AKI
2018
RTV Apeldoorn Radio interview
2018
Lecture ‘Het nieuwe Noaberschap’ Saxion Deventer
2020
Virtual residency programme “Designing into the Future” organised by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

COMMISSIONED

2015
Kijk mijn straat! Exhibition Roosendaal – Expo Design
2017
Rabobank ‘Artist in Residence’ – Design poster
2017
Goed Volk – Book design, edit video and exhibition
2017
The Myth of men Leica Gallery Istanbul – Catalog, backstage film
2017
Provincie NH – energie transitie in een veranderend landschap – video edit
2017
DIY expositie ‘Hello, do you want me to take a picture?’ – design magazine
2018
Freelance editor voor My Daily Shot of Culture
2018
Museum Hilversum Terug naar 1940-1945 – Exhibition design
2018
The Myth of men Leica Gallery Boston – Backstage video / interview
2018
Weer Toekomst Refugees @ Campus – Film, edit online scrollytelling
2018
Het gastronomisch erfgoed van Flevoland – Film, edit
2019
Design Identity Studio Polat – Logo, website, print
2019
Design ‘Re-Enact WOII’ – Identity, exhibition 14 liberation festivals
2019
City Collective Amsterdam in NYC, municipality Amsterdam – Short Documentaries
2019
Design ‘Postcards From Morocco’ – FOAM exhibition
2019
Writer and Designer curriculum ‘Ooggetuigen’
2019
Photography ‘De Makers’ for Rabo&Co Magazine 
2020
Design exhibition ‘Roots’ – Kalyon Kultur Istanbul
2020
Design catalog ‘Roots’ – Kalyon Kultur Istanbul
2021
Video edit ‘Reis zonder Einde’ for ministry of infrastructure and water management
2021
Design for Tafel van 5 – Poster and flyer ‘Perry
2021
Photography for the Rijksmuseum
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
graduation Show AKI ArtEZ, provocation
2017
Menzis Groningen menzis young talent
2018
Museum MORE ‘Focus: Het trage lage land’
2018
expo photography, Objektief Enschede
DUO EXHIBITIONS
2018
Loolaan Galerie Apeldoorn, Duo exhibition
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
Exhibition Saxion Enschede
2018
Exhibition Saxion Deventer
NOMINATIONS
2017
Longlist TENT Academy Awards
2017
Longlist Zilveren Camera,Documentary national
PUBLICATIONS
2017
Goed Volk, photobook, personal publication
2017
The photographer is dead, long live photography Essay, personal publication
2017
Provocation, AKI graduation
2018
MORE het trage lage land, Uitgeverij Lecturis
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
2015
Speaker ‘de betekenis van fotografie’
2016
Dutch Design Daily, Interview, Goed Volk
2017
Donkere Kamer BredaPhoto Pitch (2nd place)
2017
Donkere Kamer #12 Rotterdam – Sebastião Salgado, Pitch ‘Goed Volk’ (1nd place)
2017
Tubantia, Interview graduationshow AKI
2017
Metropolis M, Review graduationshow
2018
RTV Apeldoorn Radio interview 2018 – lecture ‘Het nieuwe Noaberschap’ Saxion Deventer
2020
Virtual residency programme “Designing into the Future”organised by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
COMMISSIONED
2015
Kijk mijn straat! Exhibition Roosendaal – Expo Design
2017
Rabobank ‘Artist in Residence’ – Design poster
2017
Goed Volk – Book design, edit video and exhibition
2017
The Myth of men Leica Gallery Istanbul – Catalog, backstage film
2017
Provincie NH – energie transitie in een veranderend landschap – video edit
2017
DIY expositie ‘Hello, do you want me to take a picture?’ – design magazine
2018
Freelance editor voor My Daily Shot of Culture
2018
Museum Hilversum Terug naar 1940-1945 – Exhibition design
2018
The Myth of men Leica Gallery Boston – Backstage video / interview
2018
Weer Toekomst Refugees @ Campus – Film, edit online scrollytelling
2018
Het gastronomisch erfgoed van Flevoland – Film, edit
2019
Design Identity Studio Polat – Logo, website, print
2019
Design ‘Re-Enact WOII’ – Identity, exhibition 14 liberation festivals
2019
City Collective Amsterdam in NYC, municipality Amsterdam – Short video’s
2019
Design ‘Postcards From Morocco’ – FOAM exhibition
2019
Writer and Designer curriculum ‘Ooggetuigen’
2019
Photography ‘De Makers’ for Rabo&Co Magazine 
2020
Design exhibition ‘Roots’ – Kalyon Kultur Istanbul
2020
Design catalog ‘Roots’ – Kalyon Kultur Istanbul
2021
Video edit ‘Reis zonder Einde’ for ministry of infrastructure and water management
2021
Design for Tafel van 5 – Poster and flyer ‘Perry’
2021
Photography commissioned by Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam