Dordrecht, 1972

“For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length - and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.” 
― Carlos Castaneda, The teachings of Don Juan.


Elizabeth Alderliesten is a Dutch photographer who graduated from the Photoacademy in Amsterdam in 2019, has a background as an interior designer and lives and works in Santpoort Zuid, a small village near Amsterdam. This year she is taking a master class at Machiel Botman.

FRESH EYES Photo selected her as one of the 100 best emerging photography talents in Europe of this year. She is also featured in GUP New Photo Talent 2020. Her first solo exhibition is postponed due to Covid-19 until december 2020.


Her photographs are images in themselves rather than images of something. She sees them as free and poetic visual rhymes that may elicit stories in the viewer’s imagination. The transition from one moment to the next in which the viewer uses his fantasy to feel what the next moment will be.

Time is an important factor in her images, but also in her work process. The delay that occurs by mostly shooting images analog, but also the magic the process evokes. Moments of imaginative transformation in which no action takes place.

In an intuitive way she collect images, mostly on analog film. The negative is her starting point from which she shapes her images. The real interpretation of the image takes place during printing in the darkroom or while  manipulating the digitized negative on the screen.

Combining old and new processes stimulates her to research more deeply. Materiality within that plays an important role.


2019 - 2020 Masterclass Machiel Botman

2014 - 2019 Fotoacademie, Amsterdam


2020   WANDER Galerie KRUIS-WEG68 - Haarlem (Solo) - Postponed - 

2019   GUP New Photo talent 2020 - Westergas - Amsterdam

2019   Kunstlijn Haarlem - Zocherlounge - Bloemendaal

2019   SEE ME - Zocher Lounge - Bloemendaal

2019   Podium MH - Museum Hilversum - Hilversum

2019   Expo.Fos - Loods 6 - Amsterdam

2019   Ode aan het analoge - Kunstkapel - Amsterdam

2018   James Joyce Festival - Oosterkerk - Amsterdam

2018    Pop-up Gallery - Bloemendaal

2018    Open Atelier - Santpoort Zuid

2017    KKB Fiore - Castellvm Aqvae - Bloemendaal

2017    KKB Fiore - Buitenplaats Leyduin - Vogelenzang

2017   Zomerfestival - IJmuiden

2017   Het Oog - Fotoacademie - Amsterdam

2016   KKB Fiore - Castellvm Aqvae - Bloemendaal

2016   Zomerfestival - IJmuiden

2016   KKB Fiore - Buitenplaats Beeckestijn - Velsen Zuid

2016   Raadhuis voor de kunst - Velsen Zuid


2020   FRESH EYES Photo Talent 

2020   GUP New Photo Talent


2019   Podium MH - Museum Hilversum - Hilversum


2019   About Beauty - Inktjet printed, Handbound, 58 pages, 297 x 268mm, 2 copies

2018   Aging - Inktjet printed, Handbound, 48 pages, 297 x 217mm, 1 copy

2017   Wie ze is - Inktjet printed, Handbound, 46 pages, 297 x 219mm, 1 copy


2020   FRESH EYES Photo Talent / Cover

2020   GUP New Photo Talent

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