(german n.) "the inconsolable longing in the human heart for we know not what"; a yearning for a far, familiar, non-earthly land or time one can identify as one's home.

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Galerie Sehnsucht is a gallery dedicated to photography. We show work of (inter)national photographers who search an timeless je-ne-sais-quois in their photos. In a modern-yet bygone ambiance the expositions are combined with workshops, small events like lectures and music. One can even enjoy a good coffee and delicious pastries from a inspiring old Austrian early 20th-century family cookbook for it its proven that art sells best in a foody environment.


Participate if you dare and send in your best works

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The ‘Galerie Sehnsucht’ is not like any other art gallery. It is a place with good vibrations, where image makers, collectors and those interested in the (photo)graphic arts can meet. We are an artistic homeland for images dealing with dreams, longings, and eclectic associations.
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The gallery is open for the 'classic' gallery-visitor, but is also a place of workshops and lectures, a place to read and exchange images, music, poetry and inspiration, We even seduce people to come in for fabulous cake & good coffee. So lots of people will come in an see our work.
The gallery is structured around a model of participation. We do “call for entries”, and you participate by sending in images for a small fee. A jury will select the winning images. The these images will make up the exhibition. And we of course, will do our utmost to sell your work.

Sehnsucht nach Torte? Cake of the week:

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If you are interested in our exhibitions, workshops and other evenents, take a look! You have nothing to loose!

Ontmoet de makers van de Tijdmachine, 31 maart 15.00 uur

Ontmoet de makers van de Tijdmachine de foto tentoonstelling van Galerie Sehnsucht Zaterdag 31 maart 2018, van 15.00 tot 17.00 uur Altijd al willen weten hoe fotografe Saskia Boelsums haar prachtige werk maakt? En Jeroen de Wijs zijn fraaie drukken met oude fototechnieken? Vraag het hen zelf! In Galerie Sehnsucht is tot 8 april de […]

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lezing Rommert Boonstra, “De Wunderkammer”, 17 maart 15.30 uur

17 maart 2018, 15.30 uur: Huiskamerlezing door Rommert Boonstra, “De Wunderkammer” De komende tentoonstelling van Galerie Sehnsucht zal de “Wunderkammer” zijn. Fotografen uit binnen- en buitenland zullen daarin hun visie op de kamer vol wonderen geven. Gastconservator van deze expositie is Rommert Boonstra. Hij zal uit de inzendingen een selectie maken voor de tentoonstelling. In […]

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Made in the USSR

Galerie Sehnsucht presenteert i.s.m. Cameraherstelpunt, Rotterdam: Made in the USSR Een presentatie waarin je alles te weten komt over het design van de camara’s uit de voormalige Sovjet-Unie 1917 – 1992. 24 februari, Vijverhofstraat 34, Rotterdam, 13.00 uur Camera’s uit de Sovjet unie hadden de reputatie meestal nabootsingen te zijn van Duitse en Japanse toestellen, die […]

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We are the people behind Galerie Sehnsucht

Mariska Pool

Mariska Pool

Art Historian & Digital Artist

Dreamy, detail oriented photoshopper & photorecycler with a passion for art, animals and uncanny things. Creative, loves to bake cakes.

    Mark van Hattem

    Mark van Hattem


    Focused photographer who captures reality with antique cameras and old school printing techniques. Most likely you'll find him outdoors.




      You are also part of the team with your camera and your unique photographs. And when you are a collector you also make Galerie Sehnsucht happen.