Marleen Noordergraaf (1977) studied journalism. While working for a newspaper in South Africa, she developed a passion for photography. Once established as a photographer, she turned to a more artistic approach of photography. Her autonomous work is characterized by personal involvement, and reflects the natural, undisturbed state of people and landscapes. She has a passion for analogue photography, and combines different techniques, such as Super-8 film and slide projections, to intensify the image.
As autonomous photographer Marleen Noordergraaf aims to captures the inner world of thought. She typically chooses understated black and white photography to reflect our thoughts and in particular our desire to connect with ourselves and with others. In her work she lets herself be guided by her intuition, and by the emotions she sees reflected in our expressions.
Marleen exhibits both in the Netherlands and abroad. Her work is hand printed in limited editions on baryta. If you are interested in her work, please contact us.
Jury members raise their hands during the first round voting on Marleen's submission for the 2014 "Zomer Expo" (Dutch version of the RA Summer Exhibition). A video coverage of the event can be found here on vimeo.
A short coverage of the event was also broadcasted on Dutch national television (AVRO Kunstuur). Watch the video here (starting at 5:20 min).