Gitta van Buuren | Independent documentary photographer, development sociologist, consultant, curator, lecturer, trainer.
Combining photography and development sociology in her projects. Focussing on social changes and its effects on society, like underdevelopment, human rights issues, refugees, migrants, the multicultural society and changing human perceptions. Addressing subjects and issues that went unnoticed or already have been forgotten by the public, in order to keep them under public attention and to change existing perceptions.
Small stories, everyday life subjects instead of the breaking news items, but nevertheless indicative of circumstances.
Photo projects are mostly self-initiated and self-funded.
23 solo exhibitions and presentations, 22 group exhibitions.
2012 - Winner Audience Award, ASA Student Photo competition
2003 - 2nd Place Audience Award, Focus Magazine
2003 - 2nd Place C-category (Masterclasses and Specializations), Fotogram Photo Award