Arjen Van de Merwe
Blantyre, Southern Region, Malawi
Based in Blantyre, Malawi, Arjen van de Merwe Photography provides professional photography services to NGOs, International Organisations, and private sector companies as well as photography education. Arjen van de Merwe Photography also makes IEC and advocacy materials to your needs.
From documenting field work in remote villages to sophisticated advertising photographs with elaborate lighting set ups, we can fulfill your photography needs in a professional way, to international standards. We can translate your ideas into captivating, high quality images.
Arjen van de Merwe has made commercial photographs for NICO, OLAM, Sunbird Hotels, Air Malawi, Malawi Sun Hotel, NBS Bank, IndeBank, Illovo, Zain, MTL, TNM, Access, Central Africana Publishing, RBM, Corporate Graphics, and others.
Arjen van de Merwe has made NGO photographs for Unicef, UNFPA, EU, GIZ, Self Help Africa, Cordaid, PACT, Sight Savers, Africa-Interactive, and others.
Arjen van de Merwe has published in Elle USA, Irish Times, Aftonbladet. Dutch publications include NRC, Volkskrant, Vrij Nederland, Groene Amsterdammer, Telegraaf, Parool, Ravage. Malawian publications include the Nation, The Daily Times, Traveler Magazine. He has supplied images to major press agencies including AP (Associated Press) and ANP (Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau). He has carried out assignments in Asia and Africa for ao EU, BBC, Unicef, UNFPA, Interact Worldwide, DSW, WPF, Marie Stopes International.
He won the 2007 World Aids Day Photo Contest of Blantyre Newspapers and the American Embassy in Malawi.
He is vice-secretary of the Photographers Association of Malawi (PHOTAMA).
From 2013 he is photojournalism lecturer at the University of Malawi, the Polytechnic.
From 2010 to 2013 he was photo editor of Be My Guest Magazine.
He initiated the Photojournalism Education Project funded by Tilitonse in 2013
He won the 2014 CFA (Commonwealth Forest Association) photo contest with the photo: a quiet time for reading.
- Breaking news
- Still life
- Video capture
- Video editing