My name is Loretta Monique Mulders (1993, NL).
I am a photographer & photo-editor who graduated from The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
When I close my eyes and I think about my childhood, I see an army of women. For as long as I remember femininity has ruled the world around me. Growing up in non-conformist atmospheres, I have always been trying to understand what it takes for something to be considered normal and when does something become odd. Working alongside the topics of feminism, masculinity and mental health my projects often start as an investigation into the boundaries of accepted and established beliefs. With the work I make I aim to offer a different perspective rather than to give an answer. Through portraiture and still lives I create visual narratives that are balancing on a fine line between reality and fiction. In this way I create worlds that may not exist, but feel safe to believe in.
August 2019, Amsterdam (NL)
‘Meer dan duizend woorden’ - Narratologie in de fotografie
July 2019, Naaldwijk (NL)
Push it to the Limit - Graduation Exhibition
Royal Academy of Art
July 2019, The Hague (NL)
Push It To The Limit Graduation Teaser
May 2019, Amsterdam (NL)
Noun presents ‘GOOD WORK’
The Grey Space in The Middle
January 2018, The Hague (NL)
A Breath of Fresh Air
Royal Academy of Art Gallery,
May 2017, The Hague (NL)
PUSH IT collective - Pop up exhibition
Exhibition of selected projects executed during the 4-day production week on location,
March 2017, Bratislava (SK)
VOGUE Polska - 'Adam obnaża stereotypy'
'Adam exposes stereotypes', interview and article by Paulina Klepacz, 24 March 2019, Warsaw PL
Kiekie Tabloid - 'Op weg naar het eindexamen met Loretta Mulders'
Interview + publicatie fotoserie
Freelance Photo Editor
Het Parool - newspaper
2017 - present, Amsterdam (NL)
PUSH IT collective
2017 - present, The Hague (NL)
Het Parool - newspaper (Amsterdam, NL) february 2018 - may 2018
RTL productions (Hilversum, NL) may 2012 - november 2012
Journalism / BA
University of Utrecht (Utrecht, NL) 2010-2012
Lifestyle Transformation Design / BA
Willem de Kooning Academy (Rotterdam, NL) 2013 - 2015
Photography / BA
Royal Academy of Art (The Hague, NL) 2015 - 2019