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The International Meeting Place


Maarten & Maria Louise Schilt

Schilt Publishing & Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Schilt Publishing is a publisher of high profile journalistic, documentary and art photography books. Ingram Publisher Services distributes Schilt Publishing in North America, and Thames & Hudson distributes our books in all other countries of the world. Schilt Publishing is also the long-term publishing partner of World Press Photo. Starting in 2010, Schilt Publishing began co-publishing the Biennial catalogues for FotoFest, Houston. From 2014 on, this cooperation has extended to co-publishing comprehensive overview books about the themes of the Biennials (2018: India: Conteporary Photographic and New Media Art). In the spring of 2017, a cooperation began with LensCulture, resulting in the book The Best of LensCulture Today, Volume 1.

Schilt Gallery was erected in 2013. This fine art gallery was the logical next step, and provides an even broader platform for international top class photography. The first exhibition in the gallery, which opened in the spring of 2014, was an overview of Mario Giacomelli’s work, originating from the archive based in Sassoferrato, Le Marche. Following exhibitions include Jane Hilton, Joshua Lutz, Camille Renée Devid (all in 2014), Elliot Ross, Sophie Zénon, a group show of work by five Russian artists: Sergey Chiklikov, Lucia Ganieva, Vadim Gushchin, Sergey Maximishin and Igor Moukhin, called Russian House (2015), Cig Harvey, Yola Monakhov Stockton, David Batchelder and Pavel Bañka (2016-2017), Lucia Ganieva, and Vanessa Marsh (2017). A forthcoming exhibition of works by Lisa de Boeck and Marilène Coolens, titled memymom, opens on September 17th, 2017.

In Spring 2017, the publishing house and the gallery merged into one company: Schilt Publishing & Gallery.

Maarten Schilt is a portfolio reviewer at esteemed photo festivals all over the world. He is also a member of the International Advisory Council to the Executive Director of Center for Photography in Santa Fe. He is fluent in Dutch, English and German, and has adequate knowledge of French and Italian.

Session Three

The International Meeting Place

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