Sasja van Vechgel
1975, The Netherlands
Currently lives in Denmark.
2021 University College Copenhagen (KP), Bachelors Nursing Program
2020 Danish Language (Studieprøve)
2018 Magnum – BJP Masterclass, London, UK
2018 NOOR-Nikon Masterclass, Brussels, Belgium
2015 Magnum Masterclass with Mark Power, Hamburg, Germany
1994 – 1998 MSc. Human Geography,
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1995 – 1998 Centre for Photography, Amsterdam.
English, Dutch, Danish, Bahasa Indonesia, French (medium), Kiswahili (medium)
AWARDS and RECOMMENDATIONS:
2018 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards: Pro section of 12th JMC Awards. Twice runners up in category Documentary and Editorial and category Segregation and Human Rights.
2014 Dutch PF Portfolio Award, selected as Last 9 Selected portfolios
2013 5th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards: 3rd prize portfolio
2013 5th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards: nominated portfolio
2013 5th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards: nominated for 3 single Portraits
2013 Humanistic Photography Award UNESCO/China Folklore Photo Association, Nomination Award and Performance Award for “Traditional Healers of Tanzania”
2012 The Royal Anthropological Institute: Body and canvas photo-competition with ‘Bibi Maria’
2012 4th Julia Margaret Cameron Award: Honourable Mentions, nomination as finalist with ‘Tanzanian Blues’
2011 IMOW – International Museum of Women, finalist: “Motherhood around the Globe”.
2011 Colours of Life International, Finalist, one year travelling exhibition USA
2011 The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, 2nd edition of the Portraits and People Contest:2x honourable mention.
2010 Sony World Photography Awards, Commended Award
2019 Exhibition ’M’, Blind and Beautiful.’ at the LIVA Gallery Boat, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2018.
2018 Exhibiting at the Amsterdam Medical University Amsterdam UMC – Gender Poli – with ‘Transcending Gender’.
2018 Exhibition ’TRANSCENDING GENDER; An Intimate Encounter’ at AIDS2018, RAI, Amsterdam, July 2018.
2016 Exhibition in Iringa Boma (Tanzania): “Fahari Yetu; Southern Highlands Culture Solutions”, with the series of Traditional Healers – June 2016 – onwards.
2016 Exhibition at the 4th Berlin Biennial of Art and Documentary Photography, in Berlin, Germany, October 6-30.
2014 “Mit den Ahnen im Gespräch: Heiler im Sudlichen Hochland Tansania”. Photo Exhibition at Dresden LadenCafé, Dresden, Germany – November 2014/January 2015.
2014 “Exhibition of Photographer Sasja van Vechgel”, at Museum Hilversum, The Netherlands. Showing two series, “Wrapped in Healing’ with portraits from traditional healers in Tanzania and “M”, a documentary about the life of a blind Dutch girl. July-September 2014.
2011 “Photography in Dar”, a joined photo exhibition at Nafasi Artspace, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – June 2011
2009 Contemporary Art Project with artist painter L.M. Johanessen “The Roof of Africa”. Alliance Française, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, December 2009 – January 2010
2009 Contemporary Art Project with artist painter L.M. Johanessen, “The Roof of Africa”. Umoja House, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, February – March 2010 (home to British High Commission, Dutch Embassy, German Embassy, Headquarters of the EU)
2009 Book Launch of “The Book of Dar”, S. van Vechgel and I. Struyven, Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2008 CBM USA, Fundraising Exhibition through CCBRT
•Sprogcentrum SpeakSpeak, Denmark; Corporate Headshots (August/September 2019), Event photography (June 2019)(www.speakspeak.dk)
•UNHCR-Danmark; Portraits on Danish Refugees (March – June 2019)
•Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR) (www.leprastichting.nl)(2014-2021); Research and planning on sdr-PEP content and interview for middle donor project, Indonesia; Reportage portraits and interviews on people living with leprosy: Brasil; Reportage portraits and interviews on people living with leprosy, Mozambique.; Campaign 50 years Anniversary of NLR: https://www.leprastichting.nl/zenuwslopend, India; Press trip and Reportage, portraits and interviews on people living with leprosy; Indonesia
•Liliane Fonds; Reportage and portraits assignment of children with disabilities throughout Indonesia (Java and Kalimantan), Indonesia (April 2018)
•Dutch Association of HIV-treating in the Caribbean and Surinam, Event photography (Juli 2018)
••BAM International, Project Progress Photography Powerstation, Tanjung Jati, Indonesia (April 2018), Project Progress and Completion photography Dar es Salaam Airport, Tanzania (February 2018), Fences for Wildlife, Tanzania (February 2018), Completion Photography Unilever, Jakarta, Indonesia; AMCOR packaging Plant, Surabaya, Indonesia; GTV Hotel, Ciakarang, Indonesia, Margo Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia,
•BAM Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark; Corporate Headshots (September 2019), European School-Karlsberg Byen, Copenhagen, Denmark (March, August & October 2018), ‘Forsyning Helsingør Nyt Driftscenter’, Helsingør, Denmark (August 2018), European School,
•AccesHolding/Access Microfinance Bank Tanzania: Portrait assignment of developing micro traders in Tanzania
•Royal Haskoning DHV Project Photography, reportage on new Milk powder Silo of Frisian Flag, Jakarta, Indonesia; Corporate Photography
•Zi-Argus Asia; Corporate and Project photography, Jakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia
•Vice-Versa Magazine: “ The Oilpalm casts its Shadow”, Jaargang 51, No 1
•Yayasan Srikandi Sejati, Indonesian NGO focussing on transgenders and HIV prevention.
•Artist in residence at Jakarta International School, lesson on portrait photography for High School students of JIS.
•Nina Hillerstrom Jewelry photography
•BINAR School – for the visually impaired – portrait assignment, Jakarta
•DARE Prosthetic & Orthotic Services, Jakarta
•LAP, Lentera Anak Pelangi: reportage assignment on children living with HIV/AIDS.
•RUTGERS (Indonesia), Corporate Photography.
•SILRA (Singapore leprosy Relief Association), reportage Leprosy Home for fundraising.
•Van Oord Indonesia; corporate photography for Tanjung Priok Project https://www.vanoord.com/news/2015-vox-maxima-starts-expansion-jakarta-indonesia
•Photographer of the EU funded project: “Southern Highlands Culture Solutions (SHiCS), implemented by the University of Iringa (UoI), Tanzania
•FIO Corporation Canada: documentary on a portable point-of-care device for infectious, Bagamoyo, Tanzania
•Access Microfinance Bank Tanzania, marketing campaign (http://www.accessholding.com)
•Foxes NGO, Mufindi, Tanzania
•Community Based Center for Rehabilitation Tanzania (CCBRT), Tanzania
•Royal Embassy of the Netherlands, Tanzania
•British High Commission, Tanzania
•Clinton Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya.
•TWAWEZA, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
•Community Based Center for Rehabilitation Tanzania (CCBRT), Tanzania 2007-2013
•Blue Mango Photography for World Bank
•Nomad Safari Company, Tanzania/UK
•Maisha Music, Karola Kinasha, Tanzania
•Kupona New York, CCBRT
•CBM International Australia, Ireland, CCBRT
•SEI Africa Centre, Sweden/Tanzania
•Printed spread “Transcending Gender” in Art & Understanding – March issue – newYork, USA
•Portraits on Microtraders for LFS website (http://www.lfs-consulting.de)
•Publicatie in printed Magazine ‘Out & About’ (pg 26-27, november issue #191 2018.
•Online Publication in Expreszo on series ‘Transcending Gender; An Intimate Encounter’.
•Vice-Versa Magazine, Mondiale Journalistiek; jaargang 51, No 1, “De Oliepalm werpt Lange schaduw vooruit”
•Vice-Versa Magazine, Mondiale Journalistiek “Lepra geneest vlugger dan de wonden van het stigma”; Jaargang 50, No 4.
•Vice-Versa Magazine, Mondiale Journalistiek;Â jaargang 50, No 4. “Leprabestrijding nadert de grote doorbraak”
•Trouw Dagblad: January 26. Photography for article on Leprosy.
•Adformatie: nieuwe campagne leprastichting ‘Zenuwslopend’
•Quarterly contributions to Expat Magazine Jakarta ‘Paraplu’
•BAM International, The Netherlands, material for VIEW Magazine, BAM International, Intercom Magazine, BAM Breed.
•Light for the world – Netherlands – Calender (http://lightfortheworld.nl)
•International museum of Women: ‘The Silent Side of Life’, online photo story
•Publication Dutch newspaper Gooi en Eemlander ‘Retrospective Exhibition of Sasja van Vechgel’, at Museum Hilversum.
•BBC Photo Gallery: Tanzania’s Traditional Healers. Translated in i.e. Hausa, Hindi, Spanish, Arabic, kKiswahili.
•FIO Corporation Canada: documentary on a portable point-of-care device for infectious, Bagamoyo, Tanzania, www.fio.com
•Global Medicine #13 Nov 2011, front cover and centrepiece, photo reportage on ‘Eliza’s Life: Living with Deafness in Tanzania’
•International Museum of Women, online photo story’ Courageous Motherhood’
•“Art for Africa” by African Wildlife Society.
•“The Book of Dar”, Coffee Table Book about Life of Dar es Salaam Tanzania.
•Clinton Foundation Annual Report, front cover.
• COWI, Annual Report 2009
•SEI Africa Centre, Magazine and Brochures
•Reportage in ‘Family Living’, Swedish Interior Design Magazine, ‘Hemkänsla I Tanzania’, Feb 2010
•Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Magazine, #03 2010