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Ilona Langbroek


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llona Langbroek (*1970) is a Dutch photographer and graduated cum laude from Fotoacademie Amsterdam in 2019 with “Silent Loss”.

The series “Silent Loss” is a personal series based on her family history in the former Dutch East Indies. The Netherlands has a long history with the Dutch East Indies, which leaves all kinds of traces that are reminiscent of the vast but also complex colonial past between these two countries. In fact, her work is about the lost identity of the large number of people who were forced to leave their country after the Independence and their emotions regarding this loss which are dormant but still very much alive. 

National and international magazines such as PF, Shutr, Moesson and Medium Format have published her work. In September 2021 Bildhalle presented her first solo show “Terra Incognita” in Amsterdam. In 2022, her work will be exhibited at international art fairs such as Unseen, Photo London, Photo Basel and PAN Amsterdam.

Artist statement: "I create my images based upon stories and memories, in which I try to visualize the bond between man, spirit and nature. I love to use the contrast between light and dark and the twilight zone between them." -Ilona Langbroek