contact
+31(0)6-5118 7009
info@bjornstaps.nl

social
@bjornstaps

studio
Carré 55A, 5017JE Tilburg
The Netherlands

post address
Mgr. Nolensstraat 1, 5062CZ Oisterwijk
The Netherlands

member of Dupho (NL)
Bjorn is an experienced photographer born and raised in the Netherlands. He works on both personal projects and assignments. As a photographer he is attracted to natural moments of people experiencing life. In his personal work, Bjorn focuses on people or communities who do not necessarily conform to society's norms, but are in search of personal forms of identity, expression, and freedom. The protagonists in his work have the courage to shape their personal lives themselves within their search for independence and heroism.

books
European Cowboy, Lecturis, 2023
Fortune Flows, 99Publishers, 2012

publication/client list (selection)
ABAB / ABB / ALD automotive / ANWB  / Aviko / Brabantia / Bosch / Enexis / Hoogvliet / HKNN / Huntsman /  MelkUnie / Mitsubishi / NRC / Philips / Rad Power Bikes /  Schiphol / Securitas / Signify /  VGZ  / Volkskrant Magazine  / a.o.

education
B.A. in Photography, Royal Academy of Art (KABK) The Hague, The Netherlands
B.Ed. Arts in Education, Fontys University of the Arts, Tilburg, The Netherlands

teaching experience
Bjorn is a senior lecturer at the Photography Department of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, The Netherlands.

exhibitions
Rotterdam Photo / Amsterdam Museum / Art Amsterdam / Centrum voor de Kunsten Eindhoven / China op de Kaap Rotterdam / Fotofestival Naarden / (We like) Art Amsterdam / Hoogtij Den Haag / KunstRAI / Realisme Beurs Amsterdam /  PhotoNOLA New Orleans / Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / a.o.

press, publications, interviews, etc. (selection)
‘European Cowboy’ is included in the library of the Donald C. and Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma USA, 07-05-2024
Krysta Paffrath ‘Exploring the European Cowboy’ Modern Cowboy Magazine USA, 28-04-2024 
‘European Cowboy’ Focus Magazine, 11-08-2023
Joep Eijkens ‘Bjorn fotografeert de wereld van de Europese Cowboy’ Brabant Cultureel, 28-07-2023 
‘European Cowboy’ DigiPhoto Pro, 29-06-2023
‘Vrijheid, moed en mannelijkheid’ De Nieuwsklok 14-06-2023 
‘Riskante rodeo in België’ De Limburger LS, 20-05-2024
Joost Goutziers ‘Gebroken ribben, hersenschudding’ Algemeen Dagblad (online), 14-06-2023
Joost Goutziers ‘Ook Europese cowboys breken hierbij hun ribben’ Brabants Dagblad, BN De Stem, 14-06-2023
NPO Radio 2 ‘Cowboys van de Lage Landen’ Spijkers met Koppen 13-05-2023
Mandula van den Berg ‘8 seconden op 1000 kilo’ NRC, 09-05-2023
Denise Woerdman ‘European Cowboy’ Kiekie 35, september 2022
Frenk Klein Arfman ’Man vs Stier’ Panorama, 04-2022 
‘European Cowboy’ Denim Boulevard Milano, 09-03-2021

‘On the Move’ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 08-2014 01-2015
‘van opmaak tot media aandacht’ Shutr Magazine, 29-08-2012 
Koffietijd, RTL4, 10-02-2012
Dieter van den Berg ‘Uitstervend geluk bij de Chinees’ Algemeen Dagblad, 01-02-2012
Bart Koetsenruijter ‘Foe Yong Haai’ De Volkskrant Magazine, 12-02-2010
Ben Laloua, Frank Bruggeman, Ernst van der Hoeven ‘Club Donny #5’ 2010





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