Bart Koetsier is a Dutch portrait and documentary photographer based in Paris. People are key in Koetsier’s photographs — portraits as well as documentary images. However, he also looks for places and objects to tell his story. In all his images, he desires to create a strong cinematic atmosphere. The use of light is decisive in his work where events become scenes, people become characters and the locations become their scenery.
Bart Koetsier exhibited sections of ‘Taillights Fade’ in 2017 during the annual Dutch book fair with Koos Breukel and in 2016 at Paris Photo both at the Atelier Néerlandais in Paris. In between 2014 and 2018 ‘Taillights Fade’ was nominated for the Magnum Emerging Photography Fund and published by The Guardian, De Volkskrant, Burn Magazine, GUP Magazine, New damn Paper, and VICE.
Based in Paris, Koetsier works for Le Monde, De Volkskrant, Het Parool, NGO’s such as Medecins du Monde and Premiere Urgence Internationale and The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Bart Koetsier is represented by Hollandse Hoogte and Hans Lucas.