Katja is an observer, always been intrigued by the essence of life and people and she has a background in Psychology. With the continuous awareness and idea: I also could have been you, she is specially interested in children and adolescents as well as other vulnerable groups of people.
Katja Poelwijk (Netherlands, 1976) will be graduating at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam in December 2017.
An ongoing (long-term) project, started in March this year about a girl, Silje 8 years old, right after she has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria. She feels like a boy and has made that clear even before she could talk. I am touched by the love and space she gets just ‘to be’.
A selection of this project already is published by De Volkskrant July 25th.