Mascha Joustra graduated at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam in may 2015 specializing in (autonomous) documentary and portrait series. Her work has different layers and each photograph is demanding time from the viewer. Some images are poetic some direct, but her work is often asking for closer attention.
Mascha has graduated with a large series of photographs documented in a book called ‘Elders’ (‘Elsewhere’). The book has been shortlisted for the ‘Unseen Dummy Award “ in Amsterdam, september 2015 and has been presented during Paris Photo 2015 at the Polycopies event at the the Tipi Bookshop/Brussels.
Exhibitions and book presentation: (all group exhibits)
Fotomuseum The Hague 2015-2016 group expo 'Farming folk'
Paris Photo 2015: Book presentation ‘Elders ‘at Polycopies, represented by Tipi bookshop, Brussels
Photoville New York 2015: group expo with series ‘Elders’
Leiden Photo International PhotoFestival: group expo with series ‘Elders’
Galerie Beaurepaire, Paris: participate with series ‘Hunt’
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag 2015: participate zomerexpo with ‘Nymphe’
Bredaphoto 2014: participate Masterclass expositie
Naarden Fotofestival 2013: participate The Fence
Bredaphoto 2010: participate Masterclass expositie
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag 2010: participate zomerexpo
2015- Masterclass Anders Petersen
2016- Masterclass Darcy Padilla
2016 - more awards/information to be entered soon, 2015 - Monochrome Photography Awards, 2014 - IPA, 2014 - PX3