Dutch photographer Sasja van Vechgel’s work is connoted by a strong component of peeling away the drama around stigmatized subjects. Her work is characterized by a combination of social documentary photography, often focused on human rights and health issues, with an artsy flavor. In the artist’s words: ‘I want to make portraits that point to something beyond the individual, drawing the viewer into the subject and their issues, asking themselves what again defines a human being’.
Sasja van Vechgel is born in the Netherlands in 1975. She has been living and working in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Tanzania, Indonesia and Denmark for the past 18 years, which has resulted in a variety of assignments for multinationals and NGO’s, international awards and exhibitions.