b. 1990, The Netherlands

I am a photographer who focuses on narrative storytelling through personal histories. Intrigued by the way social and cultural relations influence one’s life in a family and community, I use my lens-based practice as a way of embodying the voice of an individual embedded in a cultural heritage. The encounter with my subject is the core and the fuel for my work. Through my photography I attempt to shed light on their inner life and everyday “reality” by focussing on intimate settings and the closeness between people. 

Kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund and Stroom

For print inquiries, please go to my page at Patty Morgan

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2014 - 2016

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


  • Internship Rafał 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


2018 - 2019

  • (upcoming) Freedom of Movement / Municipal Art Acquisitions group show at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Read here


  • Somfy Photography Award 2018 group show at Utrecht CS with Alexandra Hunts, Jaap Scheeren, Daan Paans, Thomas Kuipers, Stephan Keppel, Marleen Sleeuwits, Sushilla Kouwen, Sanne van den Elzen, Marica Kolcheva


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


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

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


  • 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

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

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


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


  • 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



  • Somfy Photography Award Interview Read here


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

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

  • The Calvert Journal Girl, interrupted Read here



Awards & Nominations


  • Somfy Photography Award 2018 Nominated


  • 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

  • GUP's Favorite Photo Books Shortlisted

  • Unseen Dummy Award Shortlisted



  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Municipal Art Acquisitions 2014, 'I Smell Like Rain', Beatrix Ruf



  • Project Investering Kunstenaar / Project Grant Artists Mondriaan Fonds


  • Pro Invest Stroom Den Haag

  • Werkbijdrage Jong Talent / Stipendium Emerging Artists Mondriaan Fonds


  • DocuDenHaag Het Nutshuis


2018 - 2019

  • Researcher for VPRO, "Poolse Sporen" (expected, March 2019)


  • Educational program with the American School of the Hague (ASH) & Nest in collaboration with Jaya Pelupessy and Gino Anthonisse


  • Artist talk SuperSalon, Warsaw, moderated by Krzysztof Kowalski

  • Artist talk Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, moderated by Mirjam Kooiman