Theo Derksen is a Dutch photographer who has received several awards including the Kodak Award, Polaroid sponsorship, the Amsterdam Art Foundation Grant and The Limburg Art Grant. After studying Photography and Audio Visual Design he worked as a trainee with Magnum photographer Ernst Haas before becoming a photojournalist for several Dutch newspapers and magazines. Later on he works as an independent photographer. In 1990 he became a part-time associate professor in photography and research at Institute of the Art, department Maastricht, later on head of Visual Communications and member of the management staff of Media Design and Technology. He has also been a visiting professor at major European educational establishments and works also as curator and publisher. Since 2020 he is Chairman of the supervisory board Pennings-Foundation, Eindhoven. He still works on his personal photo projects and book publications.
Derksen likes to tackle large-scale and long-term projects on specific themes. His style is not only dependent on isolated images; instead, he prefers an accumulation of images which can interact with text.
Theo Derksen. Photographer
Member: Dutch Association of Journalists
Member: International Federation of Journalists
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Studio: Capucijnenstraat 21 - A07-A06