Sem Langendijk

Amsterdam / Anywhere

+316 11022900

Sem Langendijk (1990) has an interest in communities and their habitats, the urban environment and spatial arrangement. Growing up in the ‘hinterland’ of Amsterdam, 
Sem witnessed many changing sceneries throughout the years. He researches the relation between ‘home’ and public space, what impact communities have to their environment and how space functions within the structures of a city. He continues to balance his work on the very narrow edge between visual storytelling and poetic personal documentation. As an observer he carefully distances himself from his subjects to stay neutral in his observations and raise questions.

His photography has a poetic visual language that grows on you while taking a closer look at his work.

Sem Langendijk studied documentary photography at the 

Royal academy of Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands. 

press British Journal of Photography

press Aint-Bad 

press The Heavy Collective 

press Fotoroom

press Landscape Stories ROAD 

press Who Knows Mag

press New Dawn

creative direction / photography Studio Sum

Selected by The Photo Graduates 2016

2015 graduate Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

assisted Yann Stofer (Amsterdam), Dana Lixenberg (New York) & Andrew Phelps (Austria)

  • clients:

ECCO, Rosefield, ETQ, Modemuze, Van Lennep, Wintervacht, Vandejong Creative agency, Cityhub Amsterdam, 1646 Gallery Den Haag, Arcadis Nederland, Royal Academy of Arts The Hague (curator International Bookfairs)

  • editorial clients:
The Good Life, Stadsschouwburg Journal, Landscape Stories, CAKE magazine, Le Mile Magazine, Amsterdam&Co, CODE Magazine, New Dawn Portfolio

  • exhibitions:


Foam First Editions 


NSJ (The Photo Graduates)

IMAGO/IMAGO (participant & curator group exhibition)

Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair 

WTC Gallery Rotterdam (Undiscovered)

Bob Smit Gallery Rotterdam 


Graduation Festival 2015 KABK

Photo Festival Naarden

Hutspot van Wou

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