Renata Dutrée recently graduated from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam (December 2019). She specializes in staged photography and often uses social themes she is passionate about as the starting point for her work.
She specifically explores themes that have to do with hiding and/or revealing. These are topics that prove to be difficult to discuss in daily life e.g. gender identity, homosexuality or living with a secret. In her former career as a dermatologist she experienced how difficult it could be for people to cope with these issues and now she uses photography as a tool to shed light on these hidden aspects of life.
Renata portrays her models in an idealized way, a way that allows her to show respect for who they are and what they have lost. She uses photography to transform their pain and sorrow into beauty, often with the past still resonating in the photograph. Personal stories are translated to more universal ones.
GUPNew 2020 photography talent
Lensculture portrait awards 2020 finalist
nominated DuPho SO Student Award 2020
Life Framer inclusion in The Collection of Time will Tell
upcoming Biennial festival Masterly the Hague september 2021 www.masterlythehague.com
2020 group exhibition Podium MH Hilversum
2019 group exhibition Expo Still Amsterdam
2019 group exhibition GUPNew Amsterdam
2014 group exhibition masterclass Breda Photo