Annemieke Tonnaer



As a conceptual photographer, my photography projects always start with amazement and wondering about a subject. Usually, this is about a socially relevant topic, such as the use of social media, the relationship between human and nature or the difference in experiencing the consequences of Corona. I immerse myself in the subject by thorough research and this story becomes the source of my new photography project. The new impulses of knowledge, the different views regarding the subject, the amazement about the daily and self-evident things in the world around us and the challenge to capture the story in a powerful image, give me inspiration. By presenting the discovered new insights in a surrealistically realistic way, I hope to evoke amazement by the viewer as well. My work and the process I follow to translate a concept from writing language into visual language is clearly influenced by my background as a Physicist. 

With my images I try to stimulate the viewer to think about his own relationship or opinion with respect to the subject: what is my relationship with nature? How do I present myself on social media? 

My motto is “There is no such thing as reality, there is only perception”. 



Photographic Design (Fotovakschool), graduated with a 10: 2016 – 2019, Apeldoorn. Member of the art group Platform Deventer Kunstenaars: 2020 – now, Deventer 


Publication of image in Professionele Fotografie (Pf): September 2021 Full article in Photography magazine SHOOT: November 2020, Belgium Bookcover of the book ‘Zeg me wat je zeggen wil’: 2020 3rd price Urban Photorace: 2019: Rotterdam Various images in photography book 1250 jaar Deventer: 2017, Deventer Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds Overijssel festival newspaper: 2017 


Bergkerk Deventer ‘In de staat van’ exposition: June 2021, Deventer Deventer Ziekenhuis exposition: January – March 2021, Deventer Curator for fotobond ‘In the picture’ #46 Lecture Conceptual Photography: 2020 (Amsterdam & Epe), 2021 (Raalte) In our nature festival exposition: Oct. 2019, Boxtel One stop beyond exposition: June 2019, Amsterdam Open Atelier Deventer exposition: Sept 2018, Deventer IJsselbiënnale exposition: summer 2017, Deventer
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