annaleen louwes (1959) lives and works in amsterdam. she studied photography at the gerrit rietveld academy in amsterdam, where she later became a teacher herself. beside her commissioned work for various cultural institutions, theatre-companies, publishing houses, magazines and being a teacher at the royal art academy in the hague, she works as an autonomous artist.

louwes is focusing on the fragile and transient character of the existence of the human being. her keen interest in the ways in which people survive in different circumstances and the impact that this has on their body and posture, is shown in several photographic series.

work of louwes is included in various national and international collections:

foam amsterdam | akzo art collection | amc art collection amsterdam | musée européenne de la photographie paris | stedelijk museum amsterdam | musee jeu de paume paris | frans hals museum haarlem | collection falcon ordonez san sebastian spain | museum de paviljoens almere | koos bot collections amsterdam-barcelona | huis marseille/christies amsterdam | van zoetendaal collections amsterdam | altrecht collection den dolder | private collection via arco madrid | maria austria institute amsterdam | jongema amsterdam | gieling amsterdam | janse amsterdam | van vessum amsterdam | and various other private collections.