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Yoke Matze started her career in 1970 as a freelance photographer in her home town of Gouda in the Netherlands. Since then she has made her living as a photographer, lecturer, publisher and exhibition organiser.
In 1982, Yoke settled in London and studied for a BA in Photography at the University of Westminster. She completed her MA in Design and Media Arts at the same university in 1998. Yoke is a member of the Royal Photographic Society.
In 1987 Yoke received a grant for her work 'burial rituals' from the Greater
London Arts. In 2006, the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London awarded her
clients come from the commercial sector, publishing and the art world, and her
work has been published widely in magazines, reports and books.
Students world-wide are
participating in the courses and workshops and undertake experimental work.
Yoke's book 'Tactile Light' was published in 2003 and launched at The Barbican Art Center in London together with a major retrospective of her photographic work.
Her work has been widely exhibited in the UK and abroad including America, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Russia.
Yoke Matze's photographs are found in photographic collections, including the Museum of London, Theatre Museum London - UK. The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, University Leiden, Prentenkabinet in Leiden , Municipal Museum The Hague and Museum Gouda in the the Netherlands and private collections.