Mascha Joustra graduated in May 2015 at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam, specializing in (autonomous) documentary and portrait series. She received a cum laude recommendation for her photo book called ‘Elders’. "Her work has different layers and each photograph is demanding time from the viewer. Some images are poetic some direct.." ..
..”Most of my series could not have been accomplished without my memories. The persons I meet now are reflections of persons of the past. Some funny some sad, but always honest and straight from my heart."..
Also her 14 year old daughter plays quite a substantial role in her series 'fierce-fragile' .