ABOUT

PHOTOREVOLT is about curating, advising, sharing and teaching in photography.

Marga Rotteveel, founder of Photorevolt, is a curator, advisor and a projectinitator in the field of photography. She studied photography at the art academy AKV/St.Joost in Breda, the Netherlands. She started at Photofestival Naarden as one of the curators, and in a later edition of the festival she became the creative director. In 2010 she started her own independent business (Photorevolt) and curated many (inter)national shows.
She lectures at the art academy AKV/St.Joost (Master and Bachelor Photography). Furthermore she works as a jury member and portfolio reviewer at several photography events, is an advisor for photographers and municipals and member of a number of committees. She guides many (young) photographers in their way to the best form of presentation of their work, and search for new paths to reach the audience on the right platform. She strongly believes in collaborations and sharing her network and expertise. Her aim is to connect, inspire and support visual storytellers so that they are able to take their stories to diverse audiences.

Activities (selection):
Curating:
2012-present: curator Pride Photo Award
2014: ‘Only in Burundi’, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
2014: ‘Um Momento Presente’, 5th Mostra SP de Fotografia Sao Paulo, Brasil
2013: ‘Only in Burundi’, Photoville, New York (USA)
2010: DutchDoc!Space, New York PhotoFestival (USA)
2009: Lishui International Photofestival (China)
2008-2009: creative director Photofestival Naarden
2006-2007: Head curator Photofestival Naarden
1998-2006: Curator FotoFestival Naarden

Advising:
2015-present: Member of the Supervisory Board, Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam
2012-present: Grant committee memberStoom Den Haag, PRO Grants,
2011-present: Advisor and consultant for various photographers for the professionalisation of own work and practise
1999-present: Member of the Photography Advisory Commission, Municipality Amersfoort
2009-present: Member of the Jury ‘Kees Schererprijs’ (photobook prize)
2009-present: Portfolio reviewer at several photography festivals (Les Rencontres D’Arles’, Month of Photography’ in Vienna and Bratislava, Le Mois de la Photo a Montréal, Photopub’, Novo Mesto)

Teaching:
2012-present: 3 day workshop ‘Speeddating White Cubes’at Master and bachelor photography AKV/St.Joost, Breda
2009-present: Lecturer at the bachelor- and master’s degree photography department AKV/St.Joost, Breda
2009-2015: Lecturer at the bachelor department, Royal Academy of Art, The Haque
2007-2009: courseleader Master photography, AKV/St.Joost, Breda
2003-2007: coördinator photography, Royal Academy of Art, The Haque