Ruben Terlou

Ruben Terlou 1985

Lives in Amsterdam (NL). Works in Amsterdam (NL).
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Galerie Fontana

Ruben Terlou is a photographer and doctor, known for the highly acclaimed VPRO six-episode documentary “Along the Banks of the Yangtze, China through the eyes of photographer Ruben Terlou.” His photographs tell the stories of Chinese farmers, workmen, artists and idealists whom he met along his journey. Terlou’s endearing personality, combined with his fluent Chinese, has resulted in deeply personal portraits. In a country where development takes place faster than the population is able to comprehend and internalise, unusual situations can arise in daily life. Ruben Terlou is capable of documenting the adaptability of the people he meets, whilst simultaneously showing how they always stay faithful to the things they believe in. More than just documenting, Terlou tries to capture the personal and remarkable stories of people around the world.

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RUBEN TERLOU Born in 1985, the Netherlands. Education 2006 - ‘13 Medicine at University of Amsterdam Exhibitions 2016 Museum Hilversum, Hilversum 2016 Along the Yangtze, Galerie Fontana, Amsterdam 2016 Ontmoetingen langs de Yangtze, Noorderlicht Galerie, Groningen 2011 Amsterdam 2010, FOAM at De Balie, Amsterdam 2010 Selected works at FotoGrafia, Rome 2010 Selected works at Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam 2009 - ‘10 De Zilveren Camera, Fotomuseum Den Hague 2009 - ‘10 Selected works at Fotogram, Amsterdam 2009 Ian Parry Award, Getty Images Gallery, London 2009 Foto21, Bredevoort, The Netherlands Others 2017 Winner Canon Silver Camera, price for innovative photojournalism 2009 Nominee Ian Parry Award 2009 Winner Canon price, best Dutch documentary photographer under the age of 35 2009 Winner Silver Camera, Foreign News Series 2009 Second price Silver Camera, Foreign News Single 2008 Third price Silver Camera, Foreign News series