Karlijn van Diepen was born in Zeist, The Netherlands in 1977. She originally holds a Bachelor in Journalism and has 17 years of experience in television for a wide variety of programmes working as a researcher, director, editor and video camera operator. Filming often required combining all of these roles to be conducted solo or as a small team on location around the world to include Ireland, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and the USA. In 2018, she deepened her knowledge of viewing through the lens by adding a second Bachelor’s degree in Photography.
Her most recent project Town Country contains a photo-paper and a movie. In 2018 she produced the book A box of roses, a tree and a plastic chair. A visual exploration of Amsterdam East.