Lotte van Raalte (1989) is a Dutch visual artist driven to portray human and nature in its most authentic and free state of being. Through an emphatic and empowering lens her work is recognisable for its strong sense of tactility.
She graduated from the Royal Art Academy in The Hague with a degree in photography (2012). Even at this early stage - traveling around the world - it was clear that Lotte was fuelled by an attraction to culture and human stories.
In 2020 Lotte van Raalte published her book BODY. The project is a strong reflection of Lotte’s stance on female representation. She’s showing the beauty of impermanence, imperfection and strength in vulnerability. The book has been sold around the world and exhibited in Amsterdam, Stockholm and New York at the Fotografiska photography museum.
Lotte expanded her career into directing and screenwriting. She deepened her interest in women and worked on a short film (which she self-funded, produced and directed) over the last four years. This courageous and experimental process resulted in her debut film “Guerreras”(2023). The film got selected and screened at GIFF, Porto Femme, won 2 awards during the Young Director Awards in Cannes and is part of the Gouden Kalf and debut competition at the NFF.
Lotte has grown into a multi-disciplinary artist and poetic activist. She’s currently researching female storytelling throughout history and our troubled relationship with the natural world. Van Raalte recently won the script contest price Tipping Point by Keplerfilm for feature film ideas related to our current climate crisis. She will develop her story over the next year with co-writer Lenina Ungari.