After finishing her MBA, Marinka's studies in Buddhist Psychology guided her philosophical journey and the Photo Academy in Amsterdam stimulated her to channel her concepts and feelings into images. Gender equality is a main theme running through Marinka’s work. She just returned from Iran where she worked on two projects concerning the position of women.
Marinka’s photography revolves around people and is a constant reflection of her passion and fascination for human nature and the way we live our lives. Especially topics concerning injustice and inequality are a driving force behind her work.
Marinka's acclaim includes: Lucie Award - IPA Photographer of the Year 2016 - 2nd place ND Awards 2016 - 10th Annual Color Awards 'Photographer of the Year', 2nd place - 1st place winner Color Awards - 2x Silver and 2x Bronze at TIFA Tokyo Awards 2016 -LifeFramer 3rd place - 2x winner 1st place IPA 2016 - 2x winner 2nd place IPA 2016 - Exhibition at Gallery 'Beeldend Gesproken', Amsterdam - 2x Silver winner Px3 'Prix de la Photographie Paris' 2016 - Bronze winner Px3 2016 - Px3 Exhibition in Paris - 1st place Monochrome Photography Awards - Exhibition at Atelier Alen, Munich, Germany - Featured at ArtWest, Amsterdam - 2x winner 2nd place MIFA "Moscow International Foto Awards" 2015 - 2nd place BW SpiderAwards - Merit of Excellence - "IPA Best of Show Exhibition" New York - 2x winner 2nd place IPA "International Photography Awards" 2015 - Gold winner at Px3 "Prix de la Photographie Paris" 2015 - 3x Silver and 1x Bronze winner at Px3 "Prix de la Photographie Paris" 2015 - Exhibition at WM Gallery, Amsterdam - Photoville 2015 New York - International Photo Festival Leiden 2015 - 1st place International Color Awards - Outstanding Achievement - Featured at the Royal Geographical Society in London - IPA 2014 'International Photography Awards' 2nd place 'Advertising, Beauty' - Linden Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, book and exhibition, Oct 2014 - May 2015 - Multiple Honorable Mentions at Px3 Prix de la Photography Paris, IPA, and Color Awards - GUP New Dutch Talent 2014