Nicole Segers

I mainly work in long-term projects, published and exhibited in the Netherlands and abroad. I investigate contemporary subjects. In my fascination for borders and post-conflict subjects I focus on the condition humaine.

I collaborated with Irene van der Linde, Marc Prüst, Leo Divendal, Luuk Kramer, Anton Stolwijk and Rem Koolhaas



Main Exhibitions

Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen 2021/22 Reizen door de periferie van Europa | Festival Photoreporter St. Brieuc 2014 Seven Borders | CBK Almere 2007 The Ferry of Istanbul | Breda Photo 2008 Heimat Hotel | De Kunsthal Rotterdam 2010 The Ferry of Istanbul | De Kunsthal Rotterdam 2004 Where Europe ends | Rem Koolhaas: The Image of Europe Brussels 2004



Bloed en honing - ontmoetingen op de grenzen van de Balkan, Boom uitgevers 2020/2021/2023 | Het veer van Istanbul - ontmoetingen langs de Bosporus, Lemniscaat, Rotterdam 2010 | Het einde van Europa - ontmoetingen langs de nieuwe oostgrens, Lemniscaat, Rotterdam 2004 | Les passeurs d'Istanbul, Les editions Noir sur Blanc, Lausanne 2014 | Gens des Confins - Sur la frontiere orientale de l’Europe, Les editions Noir sur Blanc, Lausanne 2010


Borders of Europe

2001-2004 I travelled together with historian and author Irene van der Linde along the new eastern border of the European Union.
2007-2008 I settled for one year in Istanbul to make a project on the Bosporus, the border between Asia and Europe. We published two books and made exhibitions and presentations.
2012-2020 I travelled with Irene van der Linde in the footsteps of Rebecca West through ex-Yugoslavia and Albania.



I live and work in Amsterdam.

I am autodidact and was educated at Photographic Center De Moor in Amsterdam and continued my learning process as a disciple of Leo Divendal.

I am board-member of Dutch Photographers DuPho

I teach at Fotoacademie Amsterdam



Main exhibitions: MUSEUM HET VALKHOF Nijmegen, DE KUNSTHAL Rotterdam, BREDAPHOTO Breda, DE MELKWEG Amsterdam, PHOTOREPORTER Saint-Brieuc, REM KOOLHAAS Brussels and festivals in Krakow, Aubenas, Lorient and Bruges.

Main clients: UvA, CBK, De Key, Zoologisch Museum, De Meren, Bouwfonds, Frisse Wind Main publications: De Groene Amsterdammer, Vrij Nederland, Intermediair, NRC, Volkskrant.



Between 1990 and 2000 I traveled in southern Africa. Work from this period was exhibited several times in the Netherlands and in the Rencontres Photographiques in Lorient (1999) and at the festival Aubenades in Aubenas (2001).


ZAM Africa Magazine

I became an expert on African photography and worked for years as an art director for ZAM Africa Magazine, a quarterly on African contemporary art, literature, design, photography and politics. In 2009 I was reviewer at Rencontres de Bamako, Biennale Africaine de la Photographie in Mali. In 2013 I made a special on Nelson Mandela