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...
Focus:Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist, Researcher, Reporter, Environment, Documentary, Photography, Culture, International News, Journalist Investigative, Freelance, Civil Rights and Social Inequality, Humanitarian, Assignments
Skills:Research, Photo Editing, Photojournalism
National Geographic Society Grant Rutopia
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.