Photographer and art director based in Rotterdam.

Available for freelance work worldwide,
feel free to get in contact for projects, inquiries or prints:


Instagram: @koen.vanrijn

Tel: +31 6 17 000 385

Koen presents the authenticity, absurdity and range of human behavior in everyday life. His work responds to society and situations, often highlighting framed examples that would go unnoticed in their original context. He often opts for a documentary style in his photography, capturing events and situations as they happen, without manipulating or intervening too much.

2023 P.O.Z.2, The Blank Gallery, Tokyo JP.
2023 Zine release: Ppw, Kiosk. Rotterdam. NL.
2023 Book Lover’s Holiday 3/21. Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. JP.
2023 Zine Day Taiwan 5, Retrojam. Taipei. TWN.
2022 Zine camp, WORM. Rotterdam NL.
2022 Amsterdam Zine Fair, Amsterdam. NL.
2022 P.O.Z, The Blank Gallery, Tokyo JP.
2022 Bombay Underground, Mumbai IN.
2021 Fotofestival Schiedam, Schiedam NL. (click for project)
2021 World Press photo Exhibition, Rotterdam NL. (click for project)
2021 Kunstsalon IJL, Galerie Noord. Groningen NL.
2021 IFFR, 50 future poster. Rotterdam NL.
2020 Fotofestival Schiedam, Schiedam NL. (click for project)
2020 “Graduation Show 2020”, WdKA. Rotterdam NL.
2020 Boijmans X Ahoij: Drive-thru Museum, Rotterdam NL.
2020 Noorderlicht Futurama, Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen, NL
2020 Publieke werken, Rotterdam NL.
2019 TK&C, Rotterdam NL.
2019 Urban Diary 5, Rotterdam NL.
2019 Maison et objet, Paris FR.
2018 P&P, Het nieuwe instituut, Rotterdam NL. (click for project)
2018 Red, Red floor gallery, Rotterdam NL.
2018 Hacking, Roodkapje, Rotterdam NL.
2017 Making a Public, Schiedam NL.
2017 UNSEEN, Amsterdam NL.

Nominations & Awards:
2022 Fonk Promise of the year, nominated.
2022 Public sculpture contest Rotselaar, short list.
2021 Young Shits, 3rd place. (click for project)
2017 Nikon 100th anniversary: best amateur photographic image.

2022 Fonk beLOFte/Promise 22’
2022 Nicezines.
2020 BK informatie nr 5.
2020 Publieke werken Rotterdam.
2020 Two Pages Project.

2023 Post pandemic wanderlust. (On view at the library of Museum Voorlinden)
2022 Everything is ok.
2020 Paragon.

Other works