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My name is Pieter Bas Bouwman, a professional photographer from Amsterdam.


During my time at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam I focused mainly on black and white photography, a style I use to let my audience grasp the atmosphere I create. Given my further specialisation in landscape- and portrait photography I have developed an eye for details up close and details from a distance. With my diverse experience in editing photographs post-capture I translate the concepts that speak to me into new imagery, in an attempt to redraw the boundaries of photography.


The relation between humanity and her direct environment run through my work as a thread. It is visible in my independently undertaken Kenia project, where I was given the opportunity the experience the ongoing conflict between men and animal firsthand. But just as much is it recognisable in my more commercial work like photodocumentaries on coffee- and wine farmers.


My strong motivation for photography is intrinsically prompted and makes sure that I never stray to far away from who I am, in my artistic work as well as in my commercial project. Nonetheless it is always nice to receive recognition for my work. Annually since my graduation in 2016, my work has been published by several magazines, I partake in a multitude of expositions, and I am often nominated for various prizes.

With my broad experience and strong motivation, it is not a matter of being suited for the project or not, but the sole question that remains is how we are going to achieve success together.




2019    Climate change - The grand challenge of Venice

2019    Life Framer

The Face of the Earth - Editor's Pick

2019    Life Framer

The Face of the Earth - Judged by Nick Brandt

A unique photography competition and a renowned platform for discovering and exhibiting contemporary photography.

2019    BURN Magazine

BURN is an evolving journal for emerging photographers.
BURN is curated by magnum photographer david alan harvey.

2019    The Emerging Photographer Fund 2019 - Shortlist


2017   Kiekiekrant - Shortlist Olympus young Talent Award

Platform searching for new up and coming photography talent in the Netherlands

2017    GUP Magazine - New Dutch Photography

Magazine showing the 100 new  upcoming photography talent in the Netherlands



2022    PLLEK 
        Introduction to my project Remembering            Relics


2021    Stichting DON


2019    Community Coffee

Coffee Farmers from the Sierra Nevada the Santa Marta de Colombia

2019    ZJHT Wassenaar

Introduction to Human & Wildlife conflict in Kenya


2018    Phase I - Solo Exhibition

        Focus Optimus

2018    Amsterdam Central Station - Amsterdam            Passage 

2018    Utrecht Central - Vast Zand Collective

2018    Vast Zand - Group Exhibition 

2018    Phase I - Solo Exposition

2018    Focus Optimus 

2018    Salon d'Hiver, Zerp


2017    Home-Land - Gallery Sehnsucht

2017    Olympus young talent award - Foam Photography Museum

2017    GUP New Dutch Photography Talent    


2016    Unframed 


2015    Wall of Faces 


2014    'Ciboga & Ter Marse' 


2013    Fotovrijdag – 2nd Place 



African Parks

Prints for Wildlife


Life Framer

Mal Collection Loppersum

The Change Collective




2014 – 2016    Photoacademy Amsterdam

2012 – 2014    Photoacademy Groningen

2009 – 2010    Field Guide Association of South Africa level 1 (Game Ranger)


2021    Prints for Wildlife (II)

fundraiser to help and support African Parks


2020    Stills of Amsterdam (Covid-19)

2020    Prints for Wildlife (I)

fundraiser to help and support African Parks


2019    Amazon - Labverde

Art Immersion Program in Brazil


2018    Colombia

Documenting coffee farmers in the Serra Nevada

2018    Kenya

Human & Wildlife conflict



2021    Boon Magazine

2021    HOP Magazine

2021    Mitra Magazine


2020    Mitra Magazine

2020    HOP Magazine

2020    Boon Magazine 

2020    Labverde Catalogus - Art Immersion Program

2020    Under The Bridge Magazine

2020    Fotolab KIEKIE - Toptalent


2019    Edge of Humanity Magazine

2019    Life Framer Collection

2019    Edge of Humanity Magazine

2019    ClickMagazine #67 November

2019    Boon Magazine

2019    HOP Magazine

2019    SUITCASE Magazine


2018    Boon Magazine

2018    Professionele Fotograaf


2017   Fotoacademie


2016   Mal Collection Loppersum       

Art Collectors focusing on upcoming and evolving talents

2016   New Dawn                                                      

Platform for contemporary Dutch photography focusing on upcoming talent

2016   Unframed