Primary clients: International Newspapers and Magazines, NGO's, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy
Africa Asia Europe Latin America Middle East USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch, German
Years of experience: More than 10
Chantal Heijnen (The Netherlands, 1976) is a documentary photographer and a devoted educator for the community programs at ICP & Lantern Community Services in NYC. She passes on her passion for Black & White Darkroom photography to teenagers and uses photography as a tool to work with New Yorkers in shelters who are impacted by or threatened with homelessness.
Her former career as a social worker influences her photography – it’s intimate and socially engaged. She’s passionate about her long-term personal projects, creating portraits – through people and landscapes – of underserved communities.
Her work has been exhibited at Photoville, Bronx Documentary Center, Andrew Freedman Home, LagosPhoto Festival, FotoFestival Naarden, FOAM, and has been published in international newspapers and magazines like The New York Times, NYT LensBlog, Washington Post, Stern Magazine, Vrij Nederland among others.