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BIO

Willeke Duijvekam (1968) is a documentary photographer. Since she graduated from the Academy of Photography in Amsterdam she has worked on individual freelance assignments, as well as on long-term projects.

She focuses her attention on people whose lives have taken a significantly different turn than most people’s lives. For instance, she has made portraits of monks, obese children and young people with a visual handicap. By dedicating herself to her subject for long periods of time, her lens is able to get beyond the surface. In her restrained photos, intimacy and emotion are the motif, in which she reveals how those she portrays go about their daily lives. Her assignments are often a continuation of her own work.

In 2011, she won the World Press Photo Award in the Portrait Stories category with a series entitled 'Mandy and Eva' (2007-2013), about two teenage girls with gender identity disorder. She has also won several PANL Awards, The Dutch Photo Academy Award and she was nominated for the Silver Camera Portrait Prize. Her work has been published in many magazines and newspapers including Vrij Nederland, de Volkskrant, Het Parool, NRC Weekblad, GUP, Photographer’s Forum, Credits, ELLE, Marie Claire, LINDA, and many different international magazines. In 2013, she published her photo book 'Mandy and Eva', designed by Sybren Kuiper (SYB).

 

Willeke Duijvekam is represented by Unit CMA.

 

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CONTACT

Willeke Duijvekam
Achtergouwtje 4a
1027 AV Amsterdam
Telefoon  31 6 514 83 514
E-mail info[at]willekeduijvekam.nl

Agent:
UNIT CMA, Amsterdam
Westerdoksdijk 603a
1013 BX Amsterdam
Telefoon  31 20 530 6000
E-mail  info[at]unit.nl
www.unit.nl

Credits

Concept/Design by:
A Studio, 2009
Mail[at]A-Studio.com

Code by:
Fred Fury
www.fredfury.com

Hosted by:
Our Company Ltd.
Mailbox[at]ouraddresshere.com

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CURRENT

Finalist Dutch Design Award

The book 'Mandy and Eva' is now one of the finalist for the Dutch Design Awards 2014!

Exhibition 'Mandy and Eva' at the Centre Culturel Jacques Franck

The exhibition is part of The 2014 edition of the Summer of Photography, a festival of international stature.

28/06/2014 - 07/09/2014

Opening 27/06 18:00-21:00

Nominated for the 'Zilveren Camera 2013' for the series of Eva.

EXHIBITION  ‘Mandy and Eva’, the everyday lives of two gender dysphoric teenagers. 12 sept. – 13 oct. 2013, Melkweg Galerie Amsterdam

Mandy and Eva are girls, even though they were born as boys. I followed their lives for six years, through the whole of their adolescence. Two girls, two stories, with perhaps more differences than similarities.

 

BOOK

 

Special edition

 

NOMINATIE NATIONALE PORTRETPRIJS ZILVEREN CAMERA

Genomineerd voor de Nationale Portretprijs 2010. Deze prijs is een initiatief van het Nationaal Historisch Museum en de Zilveren Camera en gaat naar de fotograaf die in het afgelopen jaar het meest bijzondere portret van een Nederlander heeft gemaakt.

De genomineerde foto 'Feline' is een portret uit een serie over meisjes van 12 (work in progress).

www.zilverencamera.nl

 

RADIO-UITZENDING

Woensdag 21 april 2010 19.00 - 20.00 uur:

Willeke Duijvekam in gesprek met Jellie Brouwer in het programma Kunststof op Radio 1.

Radio 1 - www.nps.nl

 

WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2010

Derde prijs in de World Press Photo contest in de categorie Portrait/stories voor de serie over 'Eva, a teenager with a gender identity disorder'.

www.worldpressphoto.org

 

NOMINATIE PANL

Genomineerd voor de 19e editie van de PANL Sony Alpha Awards.

 

EXPOSITIE

Groepsexpositie met Paul Blanca, Morad Bouchakour, Koos Breukel, Wendelien Daan, Carli Hermes, Leo Hol, Miep Jukkema, Krijn van Noordwijk, Carla van de Puttelaar, Cornelie Tollens en Marcel van der Vlugt voor Stichting Borstbeeld. Te zien:

15 oktober t/m 4 november 2009 op het Museumplein in Amsterdam

05 november t/m 30 november 2009 op het Stadhuisplein in Rotterdam

01 december t/m 18 december 2009 op het Lange Voorhout in Den Haag

Website Stichting Borstbeeld