1979 Institute for Audiovisual Communication, Haarlem (NL)
1979 International Center of Photography, Venice (I)
1981 Free Academia, Den Haag (NL)
1983 Technical University Delft, MSc. (NL)
In 1976 Barend Houtsmuller discovered photography as his way of expression. After his education at the IAC in Haarlem he receives a grant form the New York Center of Photography and the Prince Bernhard Foundation to go to the Venice Festival and workshops of the International Center of Photography.
He studied with Nathan Lions, Duane Michals and Christian Vogt
In 1980 he returned to the Netherlands and with 11 photographers, he founded Perspektief, gallery & magazine in Rotterdam.
In the period 1986-2000 Houtsmuller did not publish any photographic work. He worked as a consultant in the Netherlands Antilles.
Most of his work is commissioned.
As a free lance photographer, Houtsmuller works for may private clients, besides different Magainzes, E-zines, & Newspapers. He is member of the Dutch Fotografenfederatie , num. NED009GKF/4
Houtsmuller is a certified Epson Digigraphie Artist. For more information see: http://www.digigraphie.com/uk/index.htm
Work of him has been published by Bert Bakker (NL) and Feierabend Verlag (DE)
He is represented by the Eckhart Gallery in The Hague http://www.eckhartgallery.com
Linked In: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/houtsmuller/
Barend is Winner at the 7th Black & White Spider Awards (2012) with 7 honorable mentions & Nominees: http://www.thespiderawards.com/gallery/7th/search-result.php?t=barend&o=a&Submit=Search