Sem Langendijk (1990) has an interest in habitats, the environment and spatial planning. How does planning relate to reality?
Sem Langendijk (1990) has an interest in communities and their habitats, the urban environment and spatial arrangement. Growing up in the ‘hinterland’ of Amsterdam, Sem witnessed many changing sceneries throughout the years. He researches the relation between ‘home’ and public space, what impact communities have on their environment and how space functions within the structures of a city. He continues to balance his work on the very narrow edge between visual storytelling and poetic personal documentation. As an observer, he carefully distances himself from his subjects to stay neutral in his observations and raise questions.
His photography has a poetic visual language that grows on you while taking a closer look at his work.
Sem Langendijk studied documentary photography at the
Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands.