Katja Poelwijk (The Netherlands, 1976) graduated cum laude at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam in december 2017.
The issues she addresses in her personal projects are as personal as they are social. Her intuitive approach in simple black and white results in images that are tranquil and intimate. Katja creates a new and personal space, a world in which transition is palpable.
In her work, she attempts to break through prejudices and beliefs that divides our world, by concentrating on the emotions that humanity has in common. No one will care about a human being or culture different from their own unless they can relate to it first. Compassion is her goal.
As a documentary and portrait photographer, Katja works on personal longer-term projects and on assignments for clients, ngo’s, and daily newspaper de Volkskrant. Her work is published and exhibited in magazines, daily newspapers and other media.