Docking Station, Co-founder & Co-director, Neatherland

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Marga Rotteveel is the co-founder and director of the photography organization Docking Station. She studied photography at AKV|St.Joost in Breda.
After graduating she got involved in the fields of curation, advising, and project initiation. She began her career as a curator at Photofestival Naarden and went on to become the creative director in a later edition of the festival.
In 2010 Rotteveel started her own independent business, Photorevolt, where she curated and organized shows in the Netherlands and abroad. She has been a member of the supervisory board of the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam for several years. Rotteveel has lectured in the Bachelor’s and Master’s photography programs at AKV|St.Joost and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) for many years.
At both academies, she currently teaches on the master's programs where she works with students to build and sustain their artistic practice. Since September 2021, she has been involved as a researcher in the lectureship New Economy, Centre of Applied Research, Avans University of Applied Science, (NL).
In this, she does two types of research: SUSTAIN (SUSTainable Artistic Innovation) where research is conducted on the so-called innovation broker between art and business.
And from 2023, she started researching alternative existence models for visual storytellers. Alongside her work at the academy, she is a jury member and portfolio reviewer at several photography events and an advisor to photographers.
She guides many (young) photographers on their way to the best form of presentation for their work and searches for new paths to reach audiences through targeted platforms.
She strongly believes in collaboration and sharing her network and expertise; her aim is to connect, inspire and support visual storytellers so that they can take their work to diverse audiences.
For this reason, she co- founded in 2016 the visual storytelling platform Docking Station (Amsterdam, NL).
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  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture