Irminia Lentjes


Irminia Lentjes has a master's degree in Journalism, worked for 20 years as a researcher for Dutch Television and graduated in 2017 at Fotoacademie Amsterdam. Her work has been shown in exhibitions such as Fotofestival Naarden (solo), Landskrona Foto Festival and New Dutch Photography Talent 2018. She was shortlisted for Unseen Photo Festival Dummy Award for her book 'Peacocks don’t die', presented at Polycopies during Paris Photo with 'My name Sue, how do you do? ‘, and awarded for The Dark Room Pitch for her ongoing project ‘(not) meant to be’.

Her work centers around the universal need to belong, which comes partly from the fact that she did not grow up with her family. This focus on belonging shows itself in many forms. Gloomy, poetic, rough, but also adventurous and with a feeling of freedom. To express the many aspects of it, stories are told in different visual languages.


phone: +(31)683578835



Publications and more

2016-01 # publication Vogue Man Nederland 

2017-03 # publication Fotolab Kiekie

2017-05 # publication Kunst is lang

2017-05 # publication New Dawn - portfolio

2017-11 # publication New Dutch Photography Talent 2018

2018-07 # publication Der Greif, curated by Lorenza Bravetta



2017-05 # group exhibition Reveal, Loods6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017-05 # solo exhibition Fotofestival Naarden, 'My name Sue, how do you do?', The Netherlands

2017-11 # group exhibition New Dutch Photography Talent 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018-06 # group exhibition, 'So Far', Landskrona Foto Festival 2018, Sweden

2018-11 # group exhibition ‘Winterreise’, Sehnsucht Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


2017-08 # Awarded as New Dutch Photography Talent 2018 by Gup Magazine

2017-09 # Unseen Photo festival Amsterdam shortlisted Book Dummy Award with 'Pauwen sterven niet'

2017-11 # 'My name Sue, how do you do?' presented during Paris Photo 2017 at the Polycopies event by Tipi Bookshop/Brussels

2017-11 # Pitch Donkere Kamer ‘for the project (not) meant to be’, Genk, Belgium

2018-04 # 'Pauwen Sterven niet' presented at Moscow Photobookfest, Russia

2019-05 # ‘(not) meant to be’ shortlisted Athens Photo Festival


'My name Sue, how do you do?' ltd. edition, sold out

'Peacocks don’t die'


2017-05 # graduation Fotoacademie Amsterdam

2018-02 # transmedia and collaboration Webster University, lectures about documentary today

2018-05 # masterclass Marc Prust

2018-12 # masterclass visual storytelling LensCulture Lars Boering & Jim Casper