CD The living mountain

release October 6

6 october will be the release of The Living Mountain composed by Thomas Larcher at EMC records.The concert and image projection premiered April 2022 at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, followed by concert in Hamburg and Neurenberg. London dates will follow.
The Living Mountain, composed 2019-20, draws inspiration from Scottish poet and  nature writer Nan Shepherd’s book of the same name. Besides the relation to this text, Larcher’s piece also draws from a series of photographs by Dutch photographer Awoiska van der Molen – landscape pictures taken in the mountains of Tyrol that were first projected alongside the premiere of Larcher’s piece in 2022. Van der Molen and the composer felt a deep affinity with each other’s work from the start – work “characterized by the slowness of analogue composing and photography as well as constraint through erasing and concealing of content.” Order here


Unseen Photography Fair

Testing glasprints for a new series of large glassworks for Unseen Amsterdam Photography Fair, 21-24 September. This series: 'The Prelude' will be exhibited outdoors, in a hidden green paradise next to the Fair venue: de Gashouder.  Here you can read my interview about this presentation.

New work in progress

My new body of work will be presented in a solo exhibition at Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography Amsterdam. From June untill October 2024. Can't wait to share it with you!


the living mountain

Nurnberg - Germany

February 2022, Rehearsals concert ‘The Living Mountain’ performed Febr 18th 2023 at Tafelhalle, Nürnberg, performed by Ensemble Kontraste

Thomas Larcher (composer)
.conductor : Gregor A. Mayrhofer
.sopran: Sheva Tehoval
.editor Thomas Vroege, Jochem Tames

The Living Mountain premiered at Royal Concerthall Amsterdam in April '23.
Looking forward to see the next concert scheduled.


residency in AL'ULA for Cortona festival

March 2022

I am invited by 'Cortona on the Move' to participate in an artist residency in Al'Ula, Saoudi Arabia -Three Western and three SA photographers will each develop a work alongside eachother, to be exhibited during the Cortona on the Move in July, Italy.

Image #665-7, Al'Ula desert


The Living Mountain

Royal Concert Hall - April 30

Rehearsels of 'The Living Mountain' at Royal Concerthall Amsterdam.
Austrian Thomas Larcher  was Composer in Residence 2019/2020 at the Royal Concert Hall Amsterdam. I was invited by Larcher to photograph in his favorite part of the Austrian south Tirol. Inspired by these images Larcher composed the piece 'The Living Mountain'.  The music and images will come together this April 30 in an

concert at the Royal Concert Hall, performed by the Asko|Schönberg ensemble.


November / December 2021

The contemporary music and audiovisual installation 'Odysseus'  has premiered and will stil be performed in three Dutch concert halls this month.
The music piece written by the Dutch/Greek composer Calliope Tsoupaki enters into dialogue with a projection of morfing images that I made on her Greek ground. This collaboration is commissioned and performed by the renowned contemporary music ensemble Asko|Schonberg.
‘Inspired by the Greek myth of Odysseus, the piece confronts the audience with the consequences of our human actions’.
Duration: 90 min.

Image: Odysseus performed at Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, nov 2021


INTO NATURE - Bargerveen

July 31 - Oct 24 2021

Work in process: transparency in landscape: New works that I am making for the ‘Into Nature’ Biennale , taking place in the peatland nature reserve Bargerveen in Drenthe, Netherlands. The art route laid out here is showing the work of an international mix of renowned artists: a.o. Roger Hiorns, Heiko Hansen, Otobeng Nkanga, Nina Canell, Giorgio Andreotta.



new publication - out now

May 2020

'The Living Mountain - photographs by Awoiska van der Molen'.
Available at  Fw:Books, Amsterdam  and  PhotoEye, Santa Fe  /  Post, Tokyo / Tipi Bookshop, Brussels  /  TPG Bookshop, London  /  Photobookstore, London  /  PhotoQ, Amsterdam


Shortlist prix pictet

July 5 2019

I am honored to have been shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Award the global award in photography and sustainability. The winner of the Prix Pictet will be announced on 13 November 2019, with the opening of an exhibition of works by the 12 shortlisted photographers at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Founded in 2008 by the Pictet Group, the Prix Pictet has become the world’s leading award for photography and sustainability. The exhibition will travel the world for 18 months.


'Am Schwarzen Himmelsrund' - Annet Gelink Gallery

January 10 - March 9

I am delighted to now be working with the great Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam.
'Am Schwarzen Himmelsrund' is my first solo show in their gallery, I hope you can come and see!


Solo show 'Tempus' has opened

20 February - 10 June 2019

In the wonderful Museum Kranenburg in Bergen NH situated in the forest, next to dunes and sea my solo show has opened. More informaton here


Art Rotterdam

February 7 - 10 2019

Annet Gelink Gallery will present a selection of my new work at this Dutch contemporary art fair. Please visit them at the main section.


Paris Photo

Nov 7 - 11 2018

Three collotype prints of new work photographed in Japan will be presented by Benrido Atelier Collotype Atelier at the Paris Photo fair. Please join the launch Thursday 4-5pm at booth SE23!



NY Times Magazine - Publication

Last month I did a commission for the NY Times Magazine, out this Sunday online and in print. This NY Times ‘Voyages’ issue is all about sounds. See and listen here the field-recorders and photographers that are brought together to show you eleven unexpected wonders around the world. My work is in chapter no.7





Lecture + workshop in Spain

april 27-30. This weekend I'll give a lecture and a workshop at San Telmo Museoa in San Sebastián, Spain on 'Landscape, Territory and Identity'. (pic by Maria Azkarate)


PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco

february 23-25 2018 - A new photo work made during my stay at the Headlands Marin, SF will be exhibited at 'Insights - The Poetry of Silence' that is part of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco.

Insights - 'The Poetry of Silence'


Top 10 photography exhibitions of 2017

dec 13 2017 - Sean O'Hagan | The Guardian:

'...Inevitably, the Deutsche Börse shortlist does not always work as an exhibition, but this year’s four finalists – Sophie Calle, Dana Lixenberg, Awoiska van der Molen and the duo Onorato and Krebs – made for an interesting mix of contrasting styles and approaches...'     The Deutsche Börse photography prize, The Photographers’ Gallery, London


Pulse Miami Beach

december 7-10 2018 - My work will be presented by Purdy Hicks Gallery at Pulse Miami Beach fair, Stand N206


Paris Photo fair

november 9 - 12: My work will be presented by Purdy Hicks Gallery at the Paris Photo Fair booth D37


Larry Sultan Photography Award 2017

I am deeply honored to have received the 2017 Larry Sultan Photography Award. This means I will be in residence at Headland Centre for the Arts in the Marin Headlands -just outside San Francisco- this fall. This residence is alongside a multi-disciplinary cohort of Artists in Residence. During my stay in the Bay Area I look forward to make new work, give a lecture and work with students at the California College of the Arts.

The Larry Sultan Photography Award was established in 2016 by
Pier24 Photography in partnership with
California College of the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Lecture CCA - San Francisco

october 5 - 7pm: As part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program I'll be giving a lecture at the CCA moderated by Kim Beil.


Unseen - Amsterdam

2017 september 22 - 24

Printing new photo work in the darkroom to be presented by Purdy Hicks Gallery at the Unseen photo fair in Amsterdam


Artist Talk - Belgium

2017 june 21 - 8pm

'De Donkere Kamer'  Concertgebouw Brugge, Belgium: "21 June - when the day is the longest - 'The Darkest Room' presents a deluxe edition of the photo evenings organised throughout the year in Flanders. Hosts of the evining: Anna Luyten and lars Boering. Guests will be: Jan Rosseel, Awoiska van der Molen, Gilbert Fastenaekens and Wim Vandekeybus.


Signing at Off-Print - London

2017 may 20 - 6pm: I'll be signing my new publication Blanco at the Offprint London bookfair. You can find me at the booth Fw:books - Saturday 6pm in the Tate Turbine Hall


Photo London fair

2017 may 18 - 21: My work will be presented by Purdy Hicks Gallery at Photo London fair in room A4. Hope to see you there!


Launch publication 'blanco' - Amsterdam

march 9 19.00 - 20.30

With the designer Hans Gremmen / publisher Fw:books  I have created a new publication entitled BLANCO. The book is a double cahier in a canvas softcover and will include text by essayist Arjen Mulder. Price: € 27.50
It will be launched this March 9th at the FOAM Museum café from 19.00 – 20.30 in Amsterdam. Please do join me and publisher Fw:books to celebrate this new book with a signing and a drink!


Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

march 3 – june 11 2017

I couldn't be more honoured to be shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for my solo exhibition ‘Blanco’ at Foam Amsterdam. I am in the marvellous company of the other three shortlisted artists Dana Lixenberg, Sophie Calle and Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs.

The winner will be announced at a special award ceremony on 18 May 2017 at The Photographers' Gallery in London. Jury: Susan Bright, Curator; Pieter Hugo, Artist; Karolina Lewandowska, Curator of Photography at Centre Pompidou Paris; Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery as the non-voting chair.


Pier 24 Photography - San Francisco

april 1 - march 31 2018

Soon my photo work will be presented in a wonderful group show at the very special Pier24 Photography in San FranciscoThe exhibition looks at two historic photography shows, New Documents (NY, 1967), and New Topographics (NY, 1975). 
Featuring the work of 9 artists, originally shown in these celebrated exhibitions, alongside 6 contemporary artists, the show will look at the development of a visual language that has been passed down. Curated by Christopher McCall.

Exhibiting photographers:
Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand
Robert Adams, Henry Wessel, Nicholas Nixon
Bernd & Hilla Becher, Stephen Shore and Lewis Baltz
Alec Soth, Vanessa Winship, Eamonn Doyle
Latoya Ruby Frazier, Ed Panar and Awoiska van der Molen

New publication arriving

2017 march : In March my new publication 'Blanco' will be ready. The book will be bound as a double cahier in a canvas softcover. Designed by Hans Gremmen, with a text by essayist Arjen Mulder.


Paris Photo Fair

2016 november 10 - 13 : My photo works will be presented by Purdy Hicks Gallery Booth D37, Grand Palais, Paris


Solo Exhibition Unseen photo fair

2016 september 23 - 25 : I'm preparing to show my newest photo works in a solo exhibition with Kristof De Clercq gallery at Unseen fair Amsterdam. Visit the gallery at the main location de Gashouder.


Photo London

2016 may 18 - 22: Purdy Hicks Gallery will present my work at the Photo London Fair. I hope to see you there. Booth D37 - Somerset House


Current Exhibitions

The Prelude, glassworks
Westerpark- until end of october

The Prelude, a new series of five glassworks in situ on view unil the end of October in the Westerpark  (Otterpad next to the Gashouder) Amsterdam.
The works are exhibited as part of Unbound, an independent foundation of Unseen, dedicated to exploring the expanding outer limits of the photographic universe on a monumental scale.


Pier24 photography - san francisco

A new series of photoworks commisioned by Pier24 Photography is on show at this very special venue. 'Kissing the Night Air' shows my view on San Francisco city. It is part of the group exhibition 'Looking Forward' that highlights a selection of photographers collected by the Pilara Foundation over the past decade and new commisioned works that reveal the makers' unique perspectives on and approaches to San Francisco’s urban landscape. a.o.: John Chiara, Veronika Kellndorfer, Richard Learoyd, Erica Deeman, Tania Franco Klein, Zanele Muholi.  Until December 2023!