I was born in 1958 and have been working as a freelance photographer since 1983. While my early work was mainly commissioned, most of my recent photographs (a fusion of documentary, landscape and street photography) are presented as autonomous works. They are printed on paper and come without title or context, thus emphasizing that their value lies in the photographs itself, and not in the reality the images were taken from. (See: ink on paper)


In the past, I have worked on a regular basis for the magazine Vrij Nederland and many other printed media, and as an editorial stock and news photographer for photo agency Hollandse Hoogte.

I was commissioned twice by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, and made several independent documentary series. The latest, The Skiable Landscape, has recently been exhibited in the Museum Belvedere in Heerenveen, as part of the Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2012.


Goos van der Veen is member of GKf professional photographers’ association.


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Goos van der Veen in the media:


NRC HANDELSBLAD: ‘Gamma-tierelantijnen wil ik niet’ (Interview by Eddie Marsman, NRC 2000/10/05) (In Dutch, paid)

FOTOGRAFIE.BLOG: Een opmerkelijk beeld (In Dutch)

ROOD PETJE: Bidden fotograferen (In Dutch)

TROUW: Zwaan is dankzij de EU weer van iedereen (In Dutch)


On TV:

Frisian TV, interview about The Skiable Landscape at Noorderlicht (at 12’49”, in Dutch)


On the web:

The Skiable Landscape on domusweb.it (also in Italian)

The Skiable Landscape exhibited at the Noorderlicht International Photo Festival 2012, in museum Belvedere in Heerenveen, The Netherlands.