KATJA POELWIJK IS A DUTCH PHOTOGRAPHER AND GRADUATED CUM LAUDE FROM THE PHOTO ACADEMY IN AMSTERDAM IN 2017.

 

THE ISSUES SHE ADDRESSES IN HER PERSONAL PROJECTS ARE AS PERSONAL AS THEY ARE SOCIAL. THE EMPHASIS OF HER WORK EXPLORES THE IMPACT OF ISSUES PEOPLE LIVE WITH DUE TO SOCIAL INEQUALITY OR INJUSTICE. SHE AIMS TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD WITH WIDE-OPEN SENSES, WITH ITS BEAUTY AS WELL AS ITS INCONVENIENCES, AND HOPES TO STRETCH AWARENESS AND CONTEMPLATION OF THE VIEWER.

 

IN HER WORK, KATJA ATTEMPTS TO BREAK THROUGH PREJUDICES AND BELIEFS THAT DIVIDE OUR WORLD BY CONCENTRATING ON THE EMOTIONS THAT HUMANITY HAS IN COMMON. NO ONE WILL CARE ABOUT A HUMAN BEING OR CULTURE DIFFERENT FROM THEIR OWN UNLESS THEY CAN RELATE TO IT FIRST. COMPASSION IS HER GOAL.

HER INTUITIVE APPROACH IN SIMPLE BLACK AND WHITE RESULTS IN IMAGES THAT ARE TRANQUIL AND INTIMATE AND CREATES A NEW AND PERSONAL SPACE, A WORLD IN WHICH TRANSITION IS PALPABLE.

 

AS A DOCUMENTARY AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER, KATJA WORKS ON PERSONAL LONG-TERM PROJECTS AND ON ASSIGNMENTS FOR CLIENTS, NGOS, AND DAILY NEWSPAPER DE VOLKSKRANT. HER WORK IS PUBLISHED AND EXHIBITED IN MAGAZINES, DAILY NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER MEDIA.

 

 

 

 

 

FOR ASSIGNMENTS, ARCHIVAL PIGMENT PRINTS IN LIMITED EDITION, OR JUST A TALK, PLEASE CONTACT ME

 

DOCUMENTARY AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

AVAILABLE FOR ASSIGNMENTS AND COLLABORATIONS

 

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