llona Langbroek (*1970) is a Dutch photographer and graduated
cum laude from Fotoacademie Amsterdam in 2019 with
The series “Silent Loss” is a personal series based on her
family history in the former Dutch East Indies. The Netherlands
has a long history with the Dutch East Indies, which
leaves all kinds of traces that are reminiscent of the vast but
also complex colonial past between these two countries. In
fact, her work is about the lost identity of the large number
of people who were forced to leave their country after the
Independence and their emotions regarding this loss which
are dormant but still very much alive.
National and international magazines such as PF, Shutr,
Moesson and Medium Format have published her work. In
September 2021 Bildhalle is proud to present her first solo
show “Terra Incognita” in Amsterdam. Her work will also be
exhibited at international art fairs such as Unseen, Photo London,
Photo Basel and PAN Amsterdam.
"I create my images based upon stories and memories, in which I try to visualize the bond between man, spirit and nature. I love to use the contrast between light and dark and the twilight zone between them."