Living in Utrecht, The Netherlands
Born 1988, Grashoek, The Netherlands

Bachelor of Design in Photography (Honours), HKU, University of the Arts, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2005 - 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Photography, DIT, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland - Erasmus exchange Programme 2007-2008

"On his website, young Dutch photographer Tom Janssen presents himself as a documentary photographer, but I would say that his work is slightly different from what we usually call that way. His images are wide scenes of urban (and sometimes natural) spaces, where slowly we detect something happening inside.
Groups of people gathered to watch something, the core of their attention often concealed from us: Janssen's images show the theatre where a photographer would normally move, looking for the right shots and the right angles, moving inside the people, choosing the good background and the captivating details, but perhaps ignoring the complexity of the whole scene. Janssen focuses exactly on that, and if I had to choose an example of what an engaged observation could be in photography, I would definitely choose his photographs."

- Fabio Severo at his former blog Hippolyte Bayard.


AMFI, Minor Fashion & Visual Communication, Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2019 - present
HKU, Bachelor of Media (Honours) in Photography, University of the Arts, Utrecht, The Netherlands 2016 - 2021
And a large variety of workshops throughout the years

Selected exhibitions

2023 Photaumnales, HORS JEUX, Hauts-de-France, France - Ice Skating
2021 Photaumnales, C’EST LA FÊTE, Hauts-de-France, France - Parade
2018 Museum MORE, MORE FOCUS | Het trage lage land, Gorssel, The Netherlands - Parade
2017 60 years Brabantse Dag, Heeze, The Netherlands - Parade + Parade II preview
2017 Diaphane, solo show, Clermont de l'Oise, France - Parade + Parade II preview
2016 Vincent van GoghHuis, solo show, Zundert, The Netherlands - Parade + Parade II preview
2016 Rencontres d'Arles, The 2016 Book Awards exhibition, Arles, France - Parade book
2016 Athens Photo Festival at Benaki Museum, The Photobook Exhibition, Athens, Greece - Parade book
2016 Circulation(s) Festival of young European Photography at Gare de l'Est, Paris, France - Parade
2016 Van Kranendonk Gallery, Art Rotterdam Revisited, The Hague, The Netherlands - Parade
2016 Van Kranendonk Gallery at Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Parade
2015  Encontros da Imagem, shortlist exhibition 'call for books', Braga, Portugal - Parade book
2015  AMSTERDAMSEEN at Kunsthal Citroën, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Canal Pride
2014 Van Kranendonk Gallery at Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Parade
2012  FOTODOK, Transitions, Utrecht, The Netherlands - Papendorp
2010 GRID2010 - 4th International Photography Biennial, The Photo Academy Award 2010 - Carnival
2010 Museum of Photography The Hague, The Photo Academy Award 2010 - Carnival
2010 HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, Final Exams Exhibition, Utrecht, The Netherlands - 'Waar wij steden doen verrijzen op de bodem van de zee'
2009 Nederlands Fotomuseum, De Fotoprijs, Rotterdam, The Netherlands - 'Geest'