Margaret Lansink


Margaret Lansink is a fine art photographer who works and lives in a tiny village just above Amsterdam.

Lansink received a BA from the PhotoAcademy in Amsterdam, studied for a year at LeMasterklass Paris and at
Smedsby Atelier in Paris.

The works of Lansink have been awarded the Grand Prize of Hariban Award 2019, and have been shortlisted for
Gomma Grant 2018.

In 2018 her work was shortlisted for Fotofilmic18 and Athens Photofestival and was part of Reclaim Photography
Festival in Wolverhampton UK. Furthermore her work was awarded for ND Bronze Star Award for fine art book in 2016
and a honorable mention in 2018 as well as the Big Print Photo contest Amsterdam in 2015 & Dutch New Talent 2013.
Lansink participates in exhibitions, residencies and competitions in Holland and abroad. Her work has been shown in
Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leiden, Den Helder, Antwerp, Arles, UK, New York, Vancouver, Japan, Tbilisi, Kaunas and
Barcelona (LaNuu 2019). In 2016 she has been rewarded with an AIR with the Kaunas Gallery in Lithuania and in 2017
with Shiro Oni Studio in Japan; both for her on-going project ‘the Kindness of One’.

She has published seven books (3 of them handmade by herself). ‘The Kindness of One’ has been awarded with Best
Dutch Book Designs 2019 and is part of the collection of Stedelijk Bookstore now. The books ‘Borders of Nothingness
- On the Mend’ as well as ‘The Kindness on One’ are part of the collection of Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Margaret is member of FemmesPHOTOgraphes Paris and member/founder of iwi_collective. Additionally, she often
coaches young photographers in developing their signature and portfolio.

2019 - Atelier Smedsby Paris
2018 - 2019 - Masterclass Machiel Botman
2016 - LeMasterklass of Klavdij Sluban & Nestan Nijaradze / Paris
2010 - 2012 Photography, Photo Academy Amsterdam (BA)
2004 - 2005 Photography, Fotovakschool Apeldoorn

2019 - Benrido Atelier for Grand Prize Winner Hariban Award
2016 - Kaunas Gallery - Kaunas Lithuania for ‘The Kindness of One’.
2017 - Shiro Oni Studio - Onishi Japan for ‘The Kindness of One and for “Borders of Nothingness”
2020 Selected with Kindness of One as one of The Best Dutch Book Designs 2019
2019 AIR at Benrido Collotype Atelier Kyoto (Dec. 2019) for winning Hariban Award 2019
2019 Grand Prize Winner Hariban Award 2019 with Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend
2019 Shortlisted Gomma Grant 2018

2021 The concept of Ma (handmade)
2020 BODY MAPS: published by Origini Edizioni
2020 Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend: limited printed edition, published by the(M)éditions & IBASHO
2019 The Kindness of One
2019 Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend: special handmade edition
2018 Borders of Nothingness Leporello (handmade)
2016 Fear no more i.c. with LeMasterklass Paris (handmade)
2012 Un-chained


Benrido Hariban Award 2019 Catalogue / L’Intervalle blog / Nrc review / artibooks interview / Jesse Freeman’s
visual interviews / Source Magazine / Knack Belgium / Shoot Belgium / Focus Magazine / Fisheye Magazine /
Scottish Zoe review

Benrido Atelier Kyoto / musee magazine / Ambassade Lithuania Paris / mutual art / Unique of Katherine
Oktober Matthews

QLICK Magazine / / Burn Magazine / Leica Fotografie International / Yogurt Magazine / Hello
Gorgeous / Fisheye Magazine / GUPMagazine / Yogurtmagazine 2017 & earlier GUPMagazine,
GUP IG-takeover, Photofotomag, Sultans seal, IG-Chloecamillecontemporary / Lensculture New Dawn, GUP,
New Photography, Photographer’s Journal, Photoville Face the Dutch Magazine, Volkskrant, TC Tubantia, SK

Who we are is often determined by our social environment and (family) history. How we build our self-esteem,
often determines how we look to the outside world and how we react to the other.

In her work, Lansink explores these relationships, trying to bridge the personal and universal. The way she
photographs is purely intuitive; her images present an open and honest reflection of her own inner emotions
at a certain time, space and interaction. Shot as self-portraits in the broadest sense of the word.

With this intuitive way of photography she invites the spectator to embark on a journey through his/her own
intricate web of memories, emotions, expectations, fears and desires. Margaret Lansink uses various analogue
camera's to capture the different atmospheres of her inner emotions. Giving the images the freedom to act as
an overflow from reality to dream and vice versa.

More and more she experiments with her images, with paint, goldleaf, charcoal as well as with liquid light in
the darkroom.


Margaret Lansink
t - +31(6) - 2477 9609
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member of FemmesPhotographes Paris
member & founder of iwi_collective