Sabine van Wechem is a Dutch photographer who graduated with honors from the Fotoacademy in 2019, has a background as a creative producer and lives and works in Amsterdam. Her practice is an investigation in photographs and films as a way to visualize people who live in a physical or social enclosed environment and at the same time create a form of freedom in it. Her work includes documentary photography and portraits often focuses on central themes: intimacy and society.
She questions how people move in certain circumstances and how they can find their own path in their life regardless of expectations, social context or the place where they were born.
She works on a global scale; currently she continues her work on a long term project, covering life in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
Sabine van Wechem works for several publications, creative companies and continues her education through masterclasses and special programs.


2020 – Zilveren Camera Paul Peters Fotoprijs ’19 – Hilmano & Iris story


2020 – De Volkskrant – Families en pubers tijdens Corona

2020 – De Volkskrant – Verkiezingen in Ierland

2019 – PS Het Parool – Hilmano & Iris story

2019 – Het Parool – Zo is leven in de illegaliteit: Hoe lang moeten we dit nog volhouden?

2019 – De Groene Amsterdammer – Beste Mehmet, beste Andrea

2019 – Het Parool – Fica Suave project

2019 – De Volkskrant – ‘Uitgelicht’ Fica Suave project

2018 – De Groene Amsterdammer – BraziliĆ« op weg naar de verkiezingen


2020 – Group exhibition Zilveren Camera ’19 Museum Hilversum

2019 – Group exhibition graduation Fotoacademie Loods 6

2018 – Follow ’18 Fica Suave sponsored by Melkweg Expo, Kiekie, Eizo

2017 – Group exhibition GUP New Dutch Talent 2018

2017 – Group exhibition Fotoacademie Talent at Photofestival Naarden


2019 – 2020 – Masterclass Lensculture & World Press Photo

2019 – Graduated with honors Fotoacademie – Fica Suave

2017 – Nikon-NOOR Academy Amsterdam

Interview & Presentation:

2020 – Interview Pf magazine – Concept

2020 – Artist Talk Zilveren Camera Winners Night – Museum Hilversum

2019 – Key note speaker / Artist Talk Pakhuis de Zwijger IDFA Brazil night

2018 – Interview Pf magazine – Fica Suave

2018 – Interview Shutr magazine

2018 – Interview Radio 1 Bureau Buitenland – Fica Suave

2018 – Interview Vice.com – Fica Suave

2018 – Interview Patta – Fica Suave

2017 – Interview – Kiekie Tabloid

2016 – Life After Football magazine/ Patta/Real Game Olympics

Clients commissioned work:

De Volkskrant, Het Parool, De Groene Amsterdammer, ING, The Oddshop, GVB, Woodwork, Adformatie, Reggs, Brand New Telly, VEA, Youngworks, Favela Street