Stijn Terpstra (b. 2000), photography student based in Breda.
I’ve always been intrigued by the restrictions that come with communicating, in all forms. With my work I look to research new ways communicate in the post-truth era. With my photographic work I have the ability and power to frame experiences, while in reality this moment has already been replaced. In a fast-paced society, I look to practice patience. Documenting is influencing the way of creating new memories, this theme is continuously present in my photographic approach. Past experiences construct our current reality in which we are able to contaminate and reimagine this information to the point where there’s no clear distinction between fact or fiction. When looking at photographic work, we are constantly reflecting on what we think we know or understand. I believe the collaboration between fact and fiction can lead to a more nuanced documentary work. With landscapes, still lifes and portraits I look to research the connection between photography and our memory.
photo by ellen merckx, 2020
2017-2018 preliminary program AKV|St. Joost, Den Bosch/Breda 2020-2021 KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Ghent, 2BA Photography exchange program. 2018-currently Photography and Film BA, AKV|St.Joost Breda
2021 internship curator Iris sikking
2021 aug. Noorderlicht international photo festival, sugar factory groningen 2021: The Makeable Mind 2021 july - aug. symptom homeless (working title), gasthuisring, Tilburg
2020 july - sep. Noorderlicht international photo festival, groningen 2020: Generation Z
2019 june. RUIS online exhibition, st joost film & photo. Live interview ‘interne ruis’: stjoost.art/~fofi2/