Susanne Middelberg

photographer, dancer, actress

After completing a modern dance education at the Higher school for Arts in Arnhem, she graduated in 1998 from the Academy for Visual Arts, from the photography department.
Since then she has worked as a freelance photographer making independent work and by order of magazines and theater dance posters.
Susanne specializes in portrait and theater- dance photography.
Since 2017 she has been following various acting trainings and studies


2023    Monovisions, category nude: Photo of the year 2023:  first place
2022    Mifa Awards, category portfolio: Photographer of the year: first place
2022    Nomination for the SO Award
2022    Mifa Awards, category portfolio: Photographer of the year: first place
2022    Julia Margaret Cameron Award/zelf portrait: 1st Place
2022   “AAP Magazine #23 WOMEN”: 1st Place
2021    International Photography Awards: category People/ Self-Portrait:1st Place
2021    Px3,Portraiture/Personality-Professional: Bronze for “Waldemar”
2021    Muse Photography Award 2021, category Fine -Art Portrait: Gold
2021    Fotofestival Pelt: Zilver Award 
2020    Tokyo Internat Foto Awards 2020, category Self Portrait: Bronze
2020    Tokyo Internat Foto Awards 2020, category Fine-Art Portrait: Bronze
2020 Photo contest “Portrait” 1st Place
2020    Chromatic Awards 2020, category portrait: 2nd Place
2020    International Foto Awards 2020, category portrait: Bronze
2020    Moscow International Foto Awards 2020: Silver
2019    Photo shoot Nude 2019: 2nd Place
2018    ND Awards, category Nudes: 3rd Prize
2018    Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2018, category Nature for “Soar”: 2nd Place
2018    Digifoto: Spotlight Weekwinnaar #13 – 2018
2018    World Water Day Photo Contest 2018, Winner Extreme water section
2017    Chromatic Awards 2017 with “Soar”: 2nd Place 
2017    Trierenberg Super Circuit 2017 – Gold
2017    Monochrome Awards 2016 -Portrait – 2nd Place 
2016    Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris- People/Personality: Silver
2016    Ipoty International Photographer -Portrait- 3rd Place
2016    Monochrome Awards 2015 -Portrait – 3rd Place
2015    International Photo Awards, Category Self-Portrait: 1st Place
2014 and 2013 Trierberg Super Circuit 2014 and 2013: Gold Medal
2012   Trierberg Super Circuit: Gold Medal of Excellence 
2011   Canon Master
2008   City Award for the Month of Photography



2023 Fotofestival Pelt, BE
2021-2022 The HeadOn Photo Festival, Sydney Bondi Beach
2021 Fotofestival Pelt
2017 Portraits, solo exhibition at Galerie van Slagmaat Woerden, NL
2017 “Senses” , solo exhibition Deelen Art, Rotterdam
2017 “Bare” , solo exhibition Deelen Art, Rotterdam
2015 “Voor de Camera”, four photographers Raadhuis De Pauw, Wassenaar
2014 Solo exhibition with her Wonderwomanserie at Soho Photo gallery in Soho, New York
2014 Solo exhibition with her Wonderwomanserie at Galerie van Slagmaat Woerden, NL
2014 Portraits at the Fence in Boston
2012 Photoville, New York .
2012 Gallery United Photo Industries, New York
1998-2011 Further exhibitions at the Holland Dance Festival, Cadance festival in the Hague, Reflex Modern Art Gallery in Amsterdam, the Art Location in Hildesheim, Hollandsche Virgin in Gouda, galerie Fontana Fortuna in Amsterdam.


Publications have appeared in All About Photo, Dodho Magazine, Photo Digitaal, Fotografie, Pf, Focus Magazine, GKF fotografen 2009/2010 and 2011/2012, Ballet- Tanz, Kvk- Kunstenaarswijzer, PANL Photography Annual of the Netherlands and “your most precious possession” published by PANL.

Her book “Buik Bauch Belly”’ a photographical portrayal of pregnant women was published in 2009.


Susanne teaches classes in studio portrait.
In her classes she focusses on technique, lightening and the development of personal style of the students.
-Portrait and Lightening 1
-Portrait and Lightening 2/ masterclass

-Individual coaching

For more information about the classes you can visit:

(Picture left: © Hans de Kort)