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Me = Marie van der Heijden

Hi, I am Marie van der Heijden, a photographer and writer based in Amsterdam. I travel the world to capture stories that matter for the love of humanity and mother nature. This site is a summary of my work and I feel honored to share it with you. Because I am dedicated to lessen the impact that manufacturing has on the environment, but I also want high print quality, I only use environmentally friendly FineArt inkjet paper combined with water based ink. The result: a rough, yet delicately defined surface texture that gives the subject a captivating sense of depth and an excellent reproduction of colour and detail. 

In the last few years my work has been published in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, LINDA ao. To my own surprise my photo of the Mongolian shaman got selected for the first edition of the book Portrait of humanity, a global initiative by 1854 Media in collaboration with Magnum Photos. I am a proud representative for the Jimmy Nelson Foundation and an offical member of the Black Jaguar Foundation – a foundation that is planting native trees in the Amazon and Cerrado in Brazil, to complete one of the largest reforestation projects on earth.

Wanna see my work in real life? My serie People of the blue sky  is exhibited at Warnars & Warnars in Haarlem and Naarden, and currently at the Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam.

Hope to see you soon!


“Perhaps we are the same person.
Perhaps we have no limits;
Perhaps we flow into each other,
stream through each other
boundlessly and magnificently."

- Ingmar Bergman