Sander Coers is a photographer based in Rotterdam whose work fuses the boundaries of documentary and fiction. With a tender and intimate gaze, he visualizes new perceptions of masculinity while exploring the complexities of love, friendship, and self-discovery through his own experiences and those of his generation. Coers' visual language is deeply inspired by the nostalgic memories of his youth in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, infusing vivid hues and profound emotions into his portraits, stills, and landscapes to create dreamlike and melancholic worlds.

Sander received his BA in Photography with honors from the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam in 2021. His graduation project, "Come Home," was selected for Best of Graduates 2021 and nominated for several awards. He has self-published this project as a photobook, and has received the RM Photo Award before being named Rising Star of 2022 by the Dutch newspaper NRC. His work has been acquired by the Rabobank, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and various private collections.




2023    Springboard Art Fair, Utrecht, NL (upcoming)
2022    Josilda da Conceição Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2022    Rabo Portrait Prize, Depot Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
2022    Unseen, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
2022    Wild Summer of Art, BRUTUS, Rotterdam, NL
2022    The Gallery Club, Amsterdam, NL
2022    Het Creatieve Huis x De Bijenkorf, Rotterdam, NL
2022    Palm* Photo Prize, 1014 Gallery, London, UK
2022    This Naked Incident, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, NL
2022    Amuse, Galerie Wilms, KunstRAI, Amsterdam, NL
2021     Best of Graduates 2021, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
2021     Graduation Show, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, NL
2021     Contour Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
2020    Noorderlicht Futurama, Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen, NL
2019     Gallery Untitled, Rotterdam, NL
2018     Beyond Dada en De Stijl Part II, Museum Dr8888, Drachten, NL
2017     New Dutch Photography Talent 2018, art’otel, Amsterdam, NL


2021    BA Fine Arts (Honours), Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, NL 


            Elle NL
            Vogue NL
            Die Zeit
            Het Parool
            Paper Journal Mag
            Número NL

             Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
             Reyn van der Lugt Collection
             Laurent Germain Collection
             Various Private Collections


2022    Rabo Portrait Prize Talent - Shortlist
2022    SYB Kunstprijs - Longlist
2022    OD Photo Award - Longlist
2022    Palm* Photo Prize - Shortlist
2022    Athens Photo Festival - Shortlist
2022    Rijzende Sterren, NRC
2021     RM Photo Award - Won
2021     Best of Graduates, Galerie Ron Mandos
2021     Rabo Portrait Prize Talent - Longlist
2018     New Dutch Photography Talent


2021     Come Home, self-published
2021     This Naked Incident, with: JapSam Books, MAMA & WdKA

              SELECTED CLIENTS

              Sony Music
              Die Zeit
              PAL Sporting Goods
              Daniëlle Cathari 
              The New Originals
               Iris van Herpen
              Jan Jansen