Curriculum Vitae


2012 Magnum Mentorship, Singapore (June-October)
2008-2010 MFA, Master of Documentary Photography AKV / St. Joost Academy, Breda
2006 Participant at World Press Photo and ASEF workshop in Manilla, Philippines
2001-2006 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague


'The Migrant' (solo), Guernsey Photofestival, UK
'The Migrant' (solo) Landskrona Photo Festival, Sweden

'The Migrant', Grand Prix 2019 - Fotofestiwal, Poland
'The Migrant', Festival DOK, Norway
The best Dutch Book Design 2018, Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands

'The bricks that build a home', Migration Museum, The Hague
'The Migrant', Krakow Photofestival, Poland
'Photo book Week', Aarhus, Denmark'
'Living Room', Unseen, Amsterdam
'B for birds', Kranenburgh, Bergen
'Zondvloed', Bijbelsmuseum, Amsterdam

‘In my dreams I want to become a tourist”, WTC Amsterdam (solo exhibition)
‘In the beginning no bird sang', Format festival, England

‘In my dreams I want to become a tourist’ Fotodok, Utrecht,
'In my dreams I want to become a tourist’, Public Library, Amsterdam (solo exhibition)
'In my dreams I want to become a tourist’, World Trade Center, Amsterdam and The Hague (solo exhibition)
'In my dreams I want to become a tourist’, Humanity House, The Hague (solo exhibition)

‘On the Move’, Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam
‘Only in Burundi’ Encontros da Imagem, Portugal (solo exhibition)
‘Only in Burundi’, World Trade Center, Amsterdam (solo exhibition)
‘In the beginning no bird sang’, Public Library, IJburg and Almere (solo exhibition)
‘Dutch Doc Photo Award’, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam
‘Amsterdam Fashion Art & Design 2014’, Amsterdam
‘In the beginning no bird sang’, Fotografia Europea Festival, Italy
‘Only in Burundi’, MOMA Tbilisi, Georgië

‘In the beginning no bird sang’, Arcam, Amsterdam (solo exhibition)
‘Prospects & Concepts’, Lantarenvenster, Rotterdam Exhibition
‘Nouvelle découverte 2013’, Paris Photo, Galerie Agnes B, Parijs
‘Only in Burundi’, French Cultural Center, Bujumbura, Burundi (solo exhibition)
‘Only in Burundi’, Photoville, New York (solo exhibition)
‘Only in Burundi’, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam
‘Mi Casa es su Casa’, Public Library, Rotterdam


Magnum Foundation, New York
Rencontres d'Arles, France
Dok Festival, Norway
Krakow Photofestival, Poland
Brakke Grond Theater, Amsterdam
Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam
Lampedusa boat - Galerie Vriend van Bavink, Amsterdam
Migration Museum, The Hague
Kamera Kultura- Nutshuis, The Hague
Bijbelsmuseum, Amsterdam



Winner of Directors Guild NL best digital storytelling award.
Winner of the Bronze Medal for best book worldwide Leipzig Burchemesse
4 years grant from the Mondriaan fund 'Proven Talent'.
Nomination for Best Storyteller from The Netherlands & Belgium
Winner of The Format Photo Festival 2019 for best portfolio
The Migrant is bought by the Nederland Fotomuseum and by some Dutch private collectors.


Winner of Zilveren Camera Storytelling 2018
Nomination for the Golden Calf, Dutch Film Festival, Utrecht
Nomination for the Prix Pictet
Finalist Grand Prix Lodz Festival 2019
Project grant Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) for ‘The Migrant’
Project grant Mondriaan for the Migrant.
Project grant Stimuleringsfonds/ Filmfonds for ‘The Migrant’
Winner of The Landskrona Photo Festival 2018 for best portfolio


Project grant Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) for ‘In my dreams’
Project grant Stroom, The Hague for ‘In my dreams’
Miap fellowship project grant ‘In my dreams’.


Nominations for de Dutch Doc Award 2014 short list (‘Only in Burundi’) and long list (‘In the beginning no bird sang’)
Work acquired by Stichting Fotodok, Public Library of Amsterdam, Heineken Africa Foundation, Executive Health Management.


Project grant Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) for ‘In the beginning no bird sang’
Work acquired by Akzo Nobel Art Foundation

2015 Co-founder Docking Station, a new photography platform in Amsterdam.
2008 – present: I teach regularly at different art academies and give workshops on documentary strategies. I do portfolio reviews at Photofestival Arles, Fotopub Slovenia and Belfast Photofestival.