Selma van der Bijl (1979) studied International Business and worked in the fast moving consumer goods industry for 10 years. In 2012 she switched careers and started studying at the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam and graduated in December 2017. Her work has recently been awarded by the Zilveren Camera and she won the first Paul Peters Photo Prize; an award for social documentary photography. In her work she focuses on milestones such as reunifications, births and weddings. She likes to get close into peoples lives to capture authentic moments.