Olga Rook is a photographer based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She has been intrigued by perception, imagination and time. Her approach is grounded in both ideas and feelings and is flavored with poetry.
Before turning to photographic art Olga obtained her master’s and PhD degrees in Medieval and Early Modern History and did research in Renaissance culture. A historian’s habit of focusing on the hazy texture of remote times while being rooted in the present moment helps her reflect on the limits of everyday perception. Her photography is about the metaphors and illusive worlds discovered and constructed through reflection and imagination.
A w a r d s
2016 – Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2016, 1st place winner in Fine Art, Still life, 2nd place winner Fine Art category; professional division; Moscow
2016 – International Photo Awards (IPA) 2016, Lucie Foundation. Honourable mention in Fine Art, Portraits, professional division
2015 – AXA Art Talent Award (the first prize), Annual Dutch Art Fair (ADAF) 2015, Amsterdam
2015 – Master Printer’s Award, Hariban Award 2015 held by Benrido Collotype Atelier, Kyoto, Japan
2015 – Fine Art Photography Awards 2015/2016 (FAPA), two Fine Art Honorable mentions in the professional category for the “Portals” and the “Florals” series
2015 – Nomination in the Fine Art category, The 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
2015 – Nomination for The Charles Dodgson Black and White Award, Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
2015 – 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards. Nomination in professional division for Fine Art category
2015 – Juror’s Selection and Honorable Mention, Portraits 2014, New York Center for Photographic Art, New York, USA
2014 – 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards. Six nominations in professional division for Fine Art, Abstract, Still Life and Wild Life categories
2014 – Zebra Awards 2014, Black and White Photographer of the year, TZIPAC. 2nd place and finalist in the Fine Art category, professional division