About
Where do the asylum seekers sleep? Why do Iranians have illegal satellite dishes? How limited is the media that informs us about conflicts? Why do countries have borders? How is the islam in the Netherlands represented? Just a few examples of questions I researched in my projects.

I'm a photographer and an interactive storyteller from the Netherlands. My subjects of interest respond on urgent debates in society. My curiosity triggers questions, these activate my inspiration and are a starting point for new projects. With my journalistic approach I visualise my anthropological observations, with this I try to create new perspectives, to pull the viewer beyond their prejudice. 

I mainly work as a multimedia storyteller. My visual tools are still and moving images. I use mapping strategies, data visualisation and virtual reality to give the users a clear inside of the topic. I always create these in collaboration with a graphic designers or illustrators.


I am currently working as video reporter at Brandpunt+ and as freelance photographer.

Selected experience
2019
Video Reporter Brandpunt+ KRO-NCRV
2018
Crossmedia storytelling BNNVARA
Exhibition - De Kracht van Rotterdam
2017
IDFA Doclab Academy
Artist in Residence - Docking Station
Exhibition - Fotodok
Exhibition - Organ Vida
Exhibition - Schiedam Fotofestival
2016
Exhibition - Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
Lecture - What Design can Do

Education
2017 MA Photography - AKV | St. Joost, Breda
2015 BA Photography - Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam


Awards and Nominations
2015
Winner Public Prize Steenbergen Stipendium
Winner The Best Researchproject of the WdKA
Nomination Drempelprijs Social Practice WdKA




Mark