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 storytelling to create education based projects. 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.


Education
2017 Ma Photography AKV | St. Joost, Breda
2015 Ba PhotographyWillem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam

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

Selected experience

2018
Crossmedia storyteller BNNVARA

2017
IDFA DocLab Academy, Amsterdam
Docking Station Artist in residence, Amsterdam
FOTODOK Kidsweek, Utrecht
Exhibition Organ Vida Gallery Zvonimir, Croatia
Exhibition ‘Really Real’ Roodkapje, Rotterdam
Exhibition ‘In de fabrieken van Schiedam’ Schiedams Water
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Exhibition ‘Retour Afzender’ Het Gemaal op zuid, Rotterdam
Exhibition ‘Leve de Zotheid’ Rotterdam Photo - Vers Beton

2016
Exhibition ‘Retour Afzender’ Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
Exhibition ‘There is Something about my Family‘
EYE filmmuseum, Amsterdam

2015
Exhibition ‘Retour Afzender Steenbergen Stipendium‘
Nederlands Fotomuseum,
Rotterdam
Exhibition ‘This is my border, This is my space’
Stadswinkel, Rotterdam

2014
Exhibition ‘Cliffhanger’ Roodkapje, Rotterdam⋅

2016 - present
Photographer Vers Beton
 
2014
Hollandse Hoogte, nieuwsdesk internship
2012 - 2014 
Photography Team Unlimted Magazine & Online