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Hi! I am Maartje, a Dutch documentary photographer. Got my first camera at age 12 and I haven’t gone without one ever since. I am incredibly fortunate to be able to photograph the world. There’s just so much to see and so many stories to tell…

– Graduated at AKI (art academy) in Enschede | Bachelor of Design | Crossmedia Design [For my THESIS about documentary photography I examined the maximum possible objectivity of documentary photography by researching the extent in which conscious choices play a role in the working method of three selected documentary photographers]
– Graduated at University of Twente in Enschede | Bachelor of Science | Educational Design, Management & Media
– Pre educational year at AKI (art academy) in Enschede
– Orientation year at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam

2017 | NEW Dutch Photography Talent 2018 (including book publication), the Netherlands
2015 | 3rd price Stellenbosch Laser Student Chapter Photo Competition, South Africa
2012 | 2nd jury price Art Fair Bathmen, the Netherlands

2018 | Brix Bar-Kitchen, Amsterdam
2017 | 5&33 Gallery and Art’otel, Amsterdam
2015 | Graduation show AKI (art academy), Enschede
2014 | Gallery Te Lintelo, Haaksbergen
2014 | Sheremetev Palace, Sint Petersburg, Russia
2013 | Annual Dutch Art Fair, Amsterdam
2013 | Art fair, Bathmen
2013 | Art fair, Ootmarsum
2013 | Art days, Zutphen & Zwolle
2012 | Fort Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen
2012 | Art Fair International, Groningen
2012 | Art fair, Ootmarsum
2012 | Artist in residence at Bildwerk, Frauenau, Germany
2012 | Enjoy The Crisis, Enschede
2012 | Gallery De Aventurijn, Epe
2012 | Art fair, Deventer
2012 | Art fair, Enschede
2012 | Viva La Kommunikation, Bremen, Germany

I’ve also worked several assignments in photography (i.e. Universiteit Twente) and design (i.e. the cover of Stefany June’s album and the design of a logo for Amnesty International). These are some of the clients I’ve worked for:

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