Margaret Lansink is a ﬁne art photographer who works and lives in a tiny village just above Amsterdam. Lansink received a BA from the PhotoAcademy in Amsterdam, studied for a year at LeMasterklass Paris and is attending Smedsby Atelier Paris during this year 2019.
The works of Lansink have been awarded the Grand Prize of Hariban Award 2019, and have been shortlisted for Gomma Grant 2018.
In 2018 her work was shortlisted for Fotoﬁlmic18 and Athens Photofestival and was part of Reclaim Photography Festival in Wolverhampton UK. Furthermore her work was awarded for ND Bronze Star Award for ﬁne art book in 2016 and a honorable mention in 2018 as well as the Big Print Photo contest Amsterdam in 2015 & Dutch New Talent 2013.
Lansink participates in exhibitions, residencies and competitions in Holland and abroad. Her work has been shown in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leiden, Den Helder, Antwerp, Arles, UK, New York, Vancouver, Japan, Tbilisi, Kaunas and Barcelona (LaNuu 2019). In 2016 she has been rewarded with an AIR with the Kaunas Gallery in Lithuania and in 2017 with Shiro Oni Studio in Japan; both for her on-going project ‘the Kindness of One’. This book has been released in Oktober 2019 in collaboration with Kaunas Gallery, Lithuania.
She has published four books (3 of them handmade by herself).
Margaret is member of FemmesPHOTOgraphes Paris and member/founder of iwi_collective. Additionally, she often coaches young photographers in developing their signature and portfolio.
2019 - Atelier Smedsby Paris
2018 - 2019 - Masterclass Machiel Botman
2016 - LeMasterklass of Klavdij Sluban & Nestan Nijaradze / Paris
2010 - 2012 Photography, Photo Academy Amsterdam (BA)
2004 - 2005 Photography, Fotovakschool Apeldoorn
2019 - Benrido Atelier for Grand Prize Winner Hariban Award
2016 - Kaunas Gallery - Kaunas Lithuania for ‘The Kindness of One’.
2017 - Shiro Oni Studio - Onishi Japan for ‘The Kindness of One and for “Borders of Nothingness”
Awards / Honors / Grants
2019 Grand Prize Winner Hariban Award
2019 Shortlist Gomma Grant 2018
2019 Longlist Lucy Art Residence Greece
2018 Honorable mention ND Awards 2018
2018 Shortlist Athens Photofestival
2018 part of Reclaim Photography Festival Wolverhampton UK
2018 Shortlist Fotofilmic18
2017 Selected for AIR at Shiro Oni Studio Onishi Japan
2016 Bronze Star Award book ‘fear no more’ at ND Photography
2016 Selected for AIR at Kaunasgallery Kaunas Lithuania
2015 Selected as 10 best of 1000 Photos Amsterdam
2015 Selected for Photoville NY
2013 Selected for GUP New Dutch Photography Talent 2013
2019 The Kindness of One - in coop with Kaunas Photo Gallery (500)
2019 Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend (handmade limited edition)
2018 Borders of Nothingness (handmade limited edition)
2016 Fear no more artist book (handmade limited edition)
Publications / features
2018 QLICK Magazine / Dofoto.sk / Burn Magazine / Leica Fotografie International / Yogurt Magazine / Hello Gorgeous / Fisheye Magazine / GUPMagazine #56printed) and online GUPMagazin / Yogurtmagazine
2017 GUPMagazine, GUP IG-takeover, Photofotomag, Sultans seal, IG-Chloecamillecontemporary.
New Dawn, GUP, New Photography, Photographer’s Journal, Photoville Face the Dutch Magazine, Volkskrant, TC Tubantia, SK Magazine,
Visual investigation of the relationship between humans and their (physical) environment is the main focus of Lansinks work. Who we are is often determined by our social environment and (family) history. How we build our self-esteem, often determines how we look to the outside world and how we react to the other. For Margaret Lansink, she often feels like a spectator of a play; looking from the outside in to what happens, how and why the other and she interact like they do. In her work, Lansink explores these relationships, trying to bridge the personal and universal. The way she photographs is purely intuitive; her images present an open and honest reflection of her own inner emotions at a certain time, space and interaction. Shot as self-portraits in the broadest sense of the word, Lansinks images always convey a distinct yet recognisable emotional setting.With this intuitive way of photography she invites the spectator to embark on a journey through his/her own intricate web of memories, emotions, expectations, fears and desires. All with the intention to ultimately give meaning to our life.
Therefore Margaret Lansink uses various camera’s, mostly analogue, to capture the different atmospheres of her inner emotions. By giving the images the freedom to act as an overflow from reality to dream, she presents an impulse to go on a personal journey.