Photo by Loes Linders

Photo by Loes Linders

 

About Wouter le Duc

Wouter le Duc (1989) is a Dutch portrait photographer. In 2014 he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. He majored in photography and has since been working on refining his craftsmanship and visual signature in portraits.

He strives to show what’s underneath the mask of daily life and capture a glimpse of the inner world of the sitter. His style is defined by silence, the use of daylight and soft tones.

 

Personal

Born 1989, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Based in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Education
2010-2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, NL
2013 Exchange program Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, CA
2013 Internship Rob Hornstra


Selected clients

VPRO Gids

NRC Handelsblad

NRC Next

Het Parool

De Correspondent

Top Notch

Nationaal Jeugd Orkest

Pauline van Dongen

Uitgeverij De Arbeiderspers

Uitgeverij Atlas Contact

Algemeen Nederlands Verbond

Advocatenblad

Vakblad C

Sociaal Cultureel Planbureau

Hogeschool Rotterdam

KLIJS & BOON

Art.1 Midden Nederland

Young Swiss Magazine

Hollandse Hoogte

CCCP

De kracht van Rotterdam

Dim Dam Dom Magazine

Nederlands Film Festival

Lira Fonds

KLIJS&BOON

Helden Magazine


Exhibitions

2019 | Rabobank Dutch Photographic Portrait Prize, Utrecht, NL
2018 | ‘Join the dots’ Imago Mundi Art, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, IT
2018 | Royal Photographic Society Print Exhibition, Art at the Heart of the RUH, Bath, UK
2018 | Royal Photographic Society Print Exhibition, The Civic, Barnsley, UK
2018 | Royal Photographic Society Print Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, UK
2018 | Royal Photographic Society Print Exhibition, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK
2018 | ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL
2017 | OBA De Hallen, Amsterdam, NL
2017 | The Northern Photographic Centre, Oulo, FIN
2017 | Royal Photographic Society Print Exhibition, PHOTOBLOCK, London, UK
2017 | ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL
2017 | De Balie, Amsterdam, NL
2017 | Benetton Foundation, Treviso, IT
2017 | Rotterdam Photo, Rotterdam, NL
2015 | Photo Kathmandu, Kathmandu, NP
2015 |Day / Night / Day, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL
2015 | Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, DK
2015 | De Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2015 | EKKO, Utrecht, NL
2015 | Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2014 | Salon Zerp, Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam, NL
2014 | PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2014 | De Kracht van Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2014 | Graduation show Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, NL
2013 | Leo Koo Gallery, Vancouver, CA
2013 | Young Talents Exhibition, Rotterdam, NL
2013 | AMFI Fashion Transit, Amsterdam, NL
2013 | De Aanschouw, Rotterdam, NL


Grants & Awards

2018 | Dutch National Photographic Portrait Prize, shortlist
2017 | Royal Photographic Society Print Exhibition, nominated
2017 | Forbes 30 under 30, nominated
2016 | Research & Development Grant - Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam, granted
2016 | Royal Photographic Society Print Exhibition, shortlist
2015 | Henri Winkelman Award, shortlist
2014 | De Drempelprijs - shortlist


Selected press

2018 | De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender
2017 | Skandl
2017 | Royal Photographic Society - catalogue International Print Exhibition 160
2017 | On Art and Aesthetics
2017 | Der Greif Magazine #10
2017 | Benetton Foundation - Imago Mundi The Netherlands
2017 | Rûm Magazine
2017 | From a Journal
2016 | Dodho Magazine
2016 | The Culture Trip interview
2015 | Fontanel Catch Up
2015 | WeTransfer featured artist
2015 | We Heart
2015 | De Verderkijker
2015 | The Culture Trip
2015 | Fontanel Dutch Design Talents 2014
2015 | Art Rotterdam Catalogue
2014 | Thisispaper
2014 | PAN Amsterdam Catalogue
2014 | HP/De Tijd
2014 | De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender
2014 | Algemeen Dagblad
2014 | New Dawn
2014 | Fontanel Finals Young Talent
2014 | GUP Magazine
2014 | Thisispaper
2014 | NRC Next
2014 | Juxtapoz Magazine
2014 | Fontanel
2014 | Creative Boom
2014 | GUP Magazine
2014 | Thisispaper
2014 | Mutantspace
2014 | New Dawn
2014 | Dodho Magazine
2014 | Interview with Jack Wouterse for TV show Moois
2014 | ILOVETHATPHOTO
2013 | Young Talents Magazine