RARE birds is a boutique gallery for contemporary photography.

We bring you the RARE birds: the RARE rising talent straight out of the land of the Dutch Masters. With our roots in Amsterdam we specialize in European art, Dutch photography in particular. We recently spread our wings to bring you these rare birds overseas in our new sparking base, Miami!

We are not your ordinary gallery. We curate exhibitions in rare unexpected spaces; empty buildings, roof-terraces or in an inspiring city abroad e.g. ‘Ritualism’ @Melkweg Gallery Amsterdam 2014, ‘Art of Style’ @ Park Hotel Amsterdam 2014, ‘Documentary’@Urban Spree Gallery Berlin 2013, ‘New Documentary’ @three floor empty building in Amsterdam 2013.

These birds do fly. We take part in international art fairs e.g. ARTWYNWOOD | ARTMIAMI 2017, Rotterdam Contemporary 2016, This Art Fair Amsterdam 2015, KunstRAI 2014, Unseen Photo Fair 2014 . We sell our artworks in limited editions also online.

RARE birds is an initiative of Leonie Klomp, co-founder of Hel Ved photographers agency and the creative talent search New Documentary. Leonie studied photography in Amsterdam and has been active in the field of photography since 2005. She worked in various areas in the arts and advertising industry: from producer of photo-shoots to marketing and sponsorship roles for international artfairs, exhibitions and photography-festivals.

Originally based in Amsterdam Leonie relocated RARE birds in 2016 to flamboyant Miami to bring European art, and Dutch photography in particular, to the United States. She lives and works in Miami now.