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 – Brazilië 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