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About Iona Hogendoorn


Iona Hogendoorn is a passionate photographer, filmmaker and visual storyteller, specialising in the fields of global issues and social subjects. Iona's ambition is to make a contribution to the complex world of today through audiovisual work, inviting the spectator to feel closer to understanding other realities and making an impact.

Through stories or single images, in public space, multimedia or print, Iona aims to communicate feeling, authenticity, purity and clarity in a world overwhelmed by information. The information she contributes aims to be insightful and reflective, bridging gaps between people and creating understanding within the torrent of media information.


She loves to bring back humanity to the public and private sphere, inviting discussion of underlying themes that politics fail to reach.

Iona feels that collaboration with social organizations and professionals is indispensible in order to bring full understanding into bloom and join knowledge, forces and talents.


In addition, Iona is passionate about making compelling, insightful and beautiful still and moving images, both in her autonomous work or for clients.



Vrij Nederland, Hp De Tijd, het Parool, De Standaard, De Bezige Bij, Uitgeverij Thomas Rap, De Zaak, The Rights Forum, Ministerie van Vrom, Landelijk Steunpunt Aandachtswijken, FleCK cultuureducatie, De Kubus Lelystad, a.o.


Les Affluents Artist in Residency final exhibition, Switzerland, 2020

Lichtstiltes, Public space in Amsterdam, 2012

The Colours of Cacarica, Cunninghouse Library, London,2008

The Pacific Route of Women, 508 Gallery, London, 2008

The Colours of Cacarica, Santa Jet, Amsterdam, 2007

La Ruta Pacifica de Las Mujeres, City Council halls of Barcelona, Vilassar de Mar, a.o.2006-2007

La Ruta Pacifica de Las Mujeres, Museum of La Garrotxa, Olot, 2006

Graduation show , Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam, Tramremise Amsterdam, 2002

Artist in Residency

Les Affluents, Heremance, Switzerland 2020

Publications about my work

Nominations, prizes, subsidies & grants

Shortlisted for the Siena Awards, Italy, 2020

Project Grant Lichtstiltes from Amsterdams Fonds voor de kunst, 2012

Project Grant Lichtstiltes from East of Amsterdam City Council, 2012

Oxfam Novib - Documentary Ramallah Road, 2011

ICCO - Documentary "Ramallah Road", 2011

Winner 1st prize "Vinos de La Mancha"  photography competition, 2005

Screenings & Filmfestivals

Ramallah Road, Vrije Academie, 2011

Ramallah Road, Document Human Rights Film Festival Glasgow, 2011

Ramallah Road, Edinburgh Human Rights Film Festival, 2011

Teaching photography

SAE institute, United Pop, University of West London



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