Mare Veen is a Dutch photographer. She started her career studying theatre at the Theatre Academy in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Several years after, she decided to get a degree for Development Studies at the Centre for International Development Issues at the Radboud University, Nijmegen (CIDIN). After receiving her Master’s degree in 2004, she started working for various NGO’s in the human right’s sector in The Netherlands as well as in Latin American countries such as Peru, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Mexico.
Mare had her own dark room at the age of 17 and photographed ever since. It was not until the year 2011 however that she got introduced to the world of art photography and rediscovered her love for art. She started studying at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam and graduated in the year 2017. Up to day she still draws from her years performing in theatre, expressing herself through images and directing her subjects according to her view.