About


Where do the asylum seekers sleep? Why do Iranians have illegal satellite dishes? How limited is the media that informs us about conflicts? Why do countries have borders? How is the islam in the Netherlands represented?
Just a few examples of questions Lou Muuse researched in her projects.

Lou Muuse is a online content creator, video reporter and photo journalist from the Netherlands. Her subjects of interest respond on urgent debates in society. Her curiosity triggers questions, these activate her inspiration and are a starting point for new projects. With a journalistic approach Lou visualise her anthropological observations. With this she tries to create new perspectives, to pull the viewer beyond their prejudice. 

Her visual tools are still and moving images. She also works with interactive storytelling and virtual reality. She mainly create projects in collaboration with a graphic designers and illustrators.

Currently working as a freelance photographer and a video journalist at Brandpunt+.



Selected experience

2019 - today
Video journalist Brandpunt+ KRO-NCRV

2018
Crossmedia storytelling BNNVARA
Exhibition - De Kracht van Rotterdam

2017
IDFA Doclab Academy
Artist in Residence - Docking Station Amsterdam
Exhibition - Organ Vida, Gallery Zvonimir Zagreb
Exhibition - FOTOKIDS, 
Fotodok Utrecht
Exhibition - Leven de zotheid
, Rotterdam Photofestival
Exhibition - Really Real
, Rood Kapje Rotterdam
Exhibition - In de fabrieken van Schiedam, Schiedam photofestival, Stedelijk museum Schiedam

2016
Lecture - What Design can Do, Muziek gebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam
Exhibition - Retour Afzender
, Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
Exhibition - There is Something about my Family, Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam
Lecture - Art and Research, Master criminology Erasmus Universiteit Rottedam
Lecture - Art and Research, Beyond Social - Willem de Kooning Academie Rottedam
Exhibition - Retour Afzender
, Gemaal op zuid, Afrikaner Coörperatie  Rotterdam

2015
Exhibition - Retour Afzender Steenbergen Stipendium,   Nederlands fotomuseum Rotterdam
Lecture - Art and Research, Beyond Social Hofpoort Rotterdam
Exhibition - Retour Afzender
, Hofpoort Rottedam

Education
2017 MA Photography - AKV | St. Joost, Breda
2015 BA Photography - Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam


Awards and Nominations
2015
Winner Public Prize Steenbergen Stipendium
Winner The Best Researchproject of the WdKA
Nomination Drempelprijs Social Practice WdKA




Mark