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Els Barents is a curator, writer and collector. She studied art history and graduated in 1976 from Leiden University.
Barents has worked as a curator of photography for Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Deputy Head of exhibitions at Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst in Den Haag, and an advisor for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is currently the Director of the Huis Marseille Museum for Photography.