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Marie-Louise Hodge (1992) is an Amsterdam based photographer. Her work is at the intersection of documentary and fashion photography and focuses on themes as black culture, the colonial past and social inequality. She draws inspiration from experiences in her own life – as an Amsterdam native, with roots in the former Dutch colonies (Surinam and Curacao).

Cova da Moura – Dexa Mundo Papia (Let the world talk) is Hodge her first solo documentary project. It has been made over the course of two years in which Hodge conducted interviews with the residents, photographed their lives and taught photography classes to children from the community. Every time she came back to the neighbourhood she brought printed pictures from her previous visit.

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exhibitions and publications


Cova da Moura, Gemaal op Zuid, Rotterdam (solo)
9 December 2023 – 2 March 2024


Mosaiko Expo: from necessity comes creativity, Oscam, Amsterdam
9 September 2023
Cova da Moura – Dexa Mundo Papia, Bar Bario, Amsterdam (solo)
28 June – 9 July 2023
Keti Koti x HCC Exhibition, Heesterveld 75, Amsterdam (group)
30 June  – 22 July 2023
Cova da Moura – Dexa Mundo Papia, Keti Koti festival Haarlemmermeer
1 July 2023
Prospects by Mondriaan Fonds, Art Rotterdam (group)
9 Feb  – 12 Feb 2023

Kids exhibition, in collaboration with cultural organisation Moinho da Juventude, Cova da Moura, Portugal
25 June  2022