Judith Helmer (1982) is a Dutch documentary photographer working on long term projects exploring personal stories often related to the process of change, self-acceptance and identity.
She graduated from the Fotovakschool, University of Applied Photography, in 2017, and won the Keep an Eye Fotovakschool Award the same year. Her ongoing graduation project ‘Identically Different’ won an honorable mention at The International Photo Awards 2017 and has since been exhibited at several photo festivals worldwide, including Festival Circulation(s) in Paris. She has been nominated for the Rabobank Dutch Photographic Portrait Talent Prize (2018), was selected as Dutch New Talent (2019) by GUP and won the prize for best portfolio at the portfolio reviews of BredaPhoto (2018). She is currently working on a new long-term project 'Together Alone' about her own recent story to become a single mom with help of a spermdonor.
She loves the analogue process and prefers to shoot with her analog 6*6 camera.