Sanne Derks

Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands
Nationality: Dutch
Biography: Sanne Derks is a documentary photojournalist and anthropologist from Arnhem, the Netherlands. During her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology (2009) on how Bolivian women deal with gender, ethnic and class inequality within Marian devotion, she became... read on
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National Geographic Society Grant Rutopia
sanne derks
Mar 1, 2021
The National Geographhic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration has awarded me a grant to continue my project 'Rutopia' on the repopulation of abandoned ruin villages in northern Spain. Increased climate change awareness has resulted in a revaluation of rural areas, which has been given an extra boost by the current Covid-crisis. In this project I will be documenting life and efforts of residents in three ruin villages while creating their utopian mini-societies.

I am very grateful for the possibility to continue my beloved project and incredibly honoured to become part of this worldwide talented and impactful community as a 2021 National Geographic Explorer. 

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on The New York Times: Manifiesto del Agua

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Publication in Globe and Mail

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Several publications on Dutch anti-curfew protests

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Winner EAW National Geographic Award

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Exhibition Museum Hilversum, The Netherlands

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Exhibition Visa Pour l'Image

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New York Times Portfolio Reviews 2020

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Reporters in the Field Grant by Robert Bosch Stiftung

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Cuba photos published in Internazionale

By Sanne Derks — Last week Internazionale published an article on Cuba's current crisis, illustrated by two of my..
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