Cornelis van Voorthuizen’s passion for photography started at the age of 12 when he was living in Kenya.
Since in early age he has spanned the globe documenting multiple cultures. From Brazil , Georgia , India ,
Russia , Morocco ,Ukraine , Algeria , Iran , UK , Mexico , Argentina , Finland , United States , Czech
Republic or many other destinations , his approach remains the same : documenting and understanding
local cultures and everyday life.
In our digital era , Cornelis van Voorthuizen remains faithful to black and white film and loves finding
himself in the darkroom to develop and print his images of his travels.
Born in the Netherlands , he grew up in Rwanda , Kenya and the United States. He now made Paris
France his home. His photography education started at the Smithsonian in Washington DC and then
continued at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara CA where he graduated and received his
diploma in 1992
He has been invited to present his photography in Museums and galleries in Washington DC , Santa
Barbara , Paris , Nantes , Villeneuve-sur-Lot , Bruges Belgium , Tamanrasset Algeria, Elche Spain , Helsinki
Finland , Montreal Canada , Oslo Norway.
From 1995 to 2009 he taught photography at the Parsons School of Design in Paris
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