Anne Beentjes (1985) is a photographer from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2006 she obtained the Bachelor of Arts from the University of Amsterdam after studying Media and Culture. In 2014 she graduated from the Fotoacademie Amsterdam with a specialty in documentary photography and portraiture

From 2016 to 2019 Anne was based in Mexico City. She was invited by the French Alliance of Mexico to expose her work about her cleaning lady, Norma, with whom she lived for a week. This intimate approach of her subjects is typical for the way Anne works. By getting to know ‘the other’ she believes she can enrich her personal view on the world.

In 2016 Anne won third price with the project ‘Anja & Ine’, about a transgender couple in the San José International Photography Competition of Uruguay. In 2018 the museum ‘Memoria y Tolerancia’ presented some of Anne’s photographs of the earthquake that hit Mexico in September 2017.

In 2018 Anne successfully finished the Photographic Production Seminar at the Centro de la Imagen, Mexico. She participated in the final group exposition of the seminar with her project ‘A Strange Invasion’ on a small Mexican town that fell victim to a chemical waste dump.

Her work has been published in The Netherlands as well as in Mexico in different media like the newspaper ‘Het Parool’, FD Persoonlijk, Travesías Magazine and Vice Magazine. 

Exhibitions

2019    Group ‘Reinos Artificiales’, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City

2019    Group ‘Todo Menos un Fantasma’, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City

2018    Group ‘Sismos 1985-  2017’, Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia, Mexico City

2017    Solo ‘Norma, un unpaved journey’, French Alliance, Mexico City

2017    Group ‘First Round’, Causalidad Art Project, Mexico City

2017    Group ‘Noche de Autor’, Casa Q, Mexico City

2016    Group ‘Muestra Apertura Colectiva’, Galeria 244, Mexico City

2014    Group ‘LOADED’, eindexamen expositie Fotoacademie Amsterdam

2013    Group ‘2nd Round’, Amsterdam

2013    Group ‘The Eye’, Galerie Fotoacademie Amsterdam

Education

2007 BA Media & Culture, University of Amsterdam

2014 BA Fotoacademie Amsterdam

2019 Seminario de Producción Fotográfica, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City