* 1990, Soest, NL

I am a documentary photographer who focuses on narrative storytelling through personal histories. I use my practice as a way of embodying the voice of an individual embedded in a cultural heritage. I am intrigued by the way social and cultural relations influence one’s life in a family and community, and form at times paradoxical, tragic and humorous situations. The encounter with my subject is the core and the fuel for my work. With my photography and moving image installations I attempt to shed light on inner life and everyday “reality”. 

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Education

2014 - 2016

  • MA Photography AKV St. Joost, Breda, The Netherlands

2012

  • internship Rafal Milach, Sputnik Photos Warsaw, Poland

2009 - 2013

  • BA Design (Photography) Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague, The Netherlands

2008 - 2009

  • English Literature Hogeschool Utrecht

Exhibitions

2017

  • My Name in a 100 Colophons group show at Lief Hertje en de Grote Witte Reus, The Hague

2016

  • Quickscan #2, book selection by FW: group show at Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam

  • RE:, MFA Photography, St. Joost, Breda group show at Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam

2015

  • One Two Three solo show of works made during A-i-r Wroc, European Capital of Culture 2016, Barbara, Wroclaw, Poland

  • I Smell Like Rain solo show at Galeria PF during Biennale Fotografii, Poznan, Poland

  • group show at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam On The Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design watch the interview here

  • DocuDenHaag group show with Ursula Jernberg and Jan Rosseel at Het Nutshuis, The Hague

2014

  • Transphotographiques group show of 16 nominees from the Poznan Photo Diploma Award, 'I Smell Like Rain', Lille, France

2013

  • Blood, Sweat and Tears graduation show at The Royal Academy of Arts (KABK), The Hague

  • Poznan Photo Diploma Award group show of 16 nominees at Slodownia +1 Gallery, Poznan, Poland

Texts

2016

  • The Calvert Journal Girl, interrupted Read here

  • Metropolis M I Hate You All Welcome RE: MA Photography AKV | St. Joost Graduation Shows 2016 Read here

  • New Dawn Paper Where Swans Meet (A Deconstruction of a Photographer) Read here

2014

2013

Awards & Nominations

2013

  • Photo Diploma Award Grand Prix Winner

  • Helved New Documentary Creative Call Nominated

  • Volkskrant, Fotoboekenspecial ‘De Mooiste Fotoboeken van het Jaar’ by Merel Bem Shortlisted

  • Rock Your Dummy, Paris Nominated

  • Unseen Dummy Award Shortlisted

  • GUP's Favorite Photo Books Shortlisted

Collections

2015

  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Municipal Art Acquisitions, 'I Smell Like Rain'

Grants

2017

  • Werkbijdrage Jong Talent / Stipendium Emerging Artists Mondriaan Fonds

  • Pro Invest Stroom

2015

  • Het Nutshuis DocuDenHaag

Other

2014

  • Artist talk SuperSalon, Warsaw, moderated by Krzysztof Kowalski

  • Artist talk Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, moderated by Mirjam Kooiman