Marc Driessen studied portrait and documentary photography at the Amsterdam
Photo Academy, where he graduated with honors in 2008. Since graduating,
he’s been a steady freelance photographer for the Dutch daily newspaper,
Het Parool, and has worked for international titles El Pais and Le Monde.
In 2009 Marc won first prize in the category of documentary series at the Netherlands’
leading photojournalism competition, Zilveren Camera. His photography
distinguishes itself through an honest, straightforward way of working,
always looking for an unforced combination of form and moment.
In his subjects, Marc works from a connection with the street, looking for
authentic people and their relation to their environment, sometimes at the edges
of society but also with a deep interest in the multicultural aspects of
our communities. Marc photographs his subjects with the ultimate goal
of creating intimate and timeless images.
His work is represented by Lumen Photo in the Netherlands.
2009 - Zilveren Camera
- Video capture
Verno Romney is a Afro-Dutch national who went to investigate his roots through DNA testing, dating back to pre slavery time. Cover-portrait assignment for Dutch daily newspaper Het Parool. Portrait was shot on medium format color negative film.
Jose van Tilborg
The Netherlands, Almere, June 2016. Elderly transgender woman Jose van Tilborg (78). Part of a portrait series on elderly transgenders living in the Netherlands.