Judith Helmer (1982) graduated from the Fotovakschool Rotterdam in 2017. Her graduation project ‘Identically Different’ was subsequently published in one of the Dutch national newspapers (NRC). In 2015 she was selected for the Masterclass of the International Photo Festival BredaPhoto and was part of the exposition during the 7th edition of the Photo Festival in 2016.
Her photography revolves around people and is a constant search for the stories and emotions that one can easily miss in the rush of daily life. A story that will require you to take a closer look, in order to reveal that not everything is what it may look like at first sight. She spends much time with the people she portraits to feel that emotional connection she is looking for. Identity, roots and family history are recurring themes in her photography.