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Merel Bem

During the last few years art historian Merel Bem has become one of the leading photography critics in the Netherlands.

Merel Bem
Merel Bem

Bem (Netherlands, 1977) completed her study on art history at the University of Amsterdam in 2001. Just before that she began writing art and photo reviews for magazines and publishers. Merel Bem was a teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie from 2006 until 2010. Since three years she publishes on fashion in the Dutch Elle.

Especially her reviews in De Volkskrant are read by many people because of her pleasant style and empathy for the photographer or works she writes about, adding sufficient distance to be critical when needed.