June 6, 2012

Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography | June 16,2012

I’m proud to be part of the group show ‘Change of Pace 2012’ curated by David Bram, Fraction Magazine at the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography […]
June 6, 2012

CENTER Reviews Santa Fe | May 31 – June 3, 2012

I’m grateful to have received a scholarship to participate in the juried CENTER Portfolio Reviews in Santa Fe (New Mexico,USA). It was a wonderful experience!   […]
June 6, 2012

Conscientious Blog | May 23, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised to see my Bronxites project on the Conscientious Blog. Thank you Joerg Colberg for adding my project to your Contemporary European Photography List! […]
June 6, 2012

NEW | April 26, 2012

I’m happy to announce that I’m part of the Dutch NEW catalogue. The book launch was on April 26th at the WeAreVoid Gallery in Amsterdam.  
April 4, 2012

Figment Groundbreaking Auction | April 4, 2012

FIGMENT – voted NYC’s “Best Art Festival 2011” by the Village Voice- will have a silent auction featuring one of my latest new images of my Bronxites […]
April 4, 2012

Dutch Doc Award | March 29th, 2012

I’m happy to have made it to the longlist of the Dutch Doc Awards with my Bronxites project that was published on the NYTimes Lens Blog last […]
March 14, 2012

Jonathan Safran Foer | March 9, 2012

I photographed writer Jonathan Safran Foer for a Dutch newspaper ‘de Volkskrant’. These are some of my favorite portraits I took of him. You can see the […]
February 23, 2012

GUP magazine | Fela Kuti’s Legacy | February 23, 2012

Today GUP magazine published our new project on their website! You can check it out here!  
February 23, 2012

New project | Fela Kuti’s Legacy | February 21, 2012

Together with photographer Judith Quax I am working on a new project on the legacy of the famous Fela Kuti. The Nigerian Afro-beat musician Fela Kuti (1938-1997) […]
February 22, 2012

Review ‘Somaliland’ | Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos | February 20, 2012

Review about LagosPhoto Festival with a highlight about my project ‘The Ghost Republic of Somaliland’ written by Kerstin Meincke, researcher and curator, for the Centre for Contemporary […]
February 21, 2012

Valentine’s day | 14 February, 2012

Last year I photographed a special Valentine’s day party at a senior life service center called Riverstone in Washington Heights, NY. It was a great opportunity […]
February 17, 2012

Villamedia | February 12, 2012

Nice article about my work written by Michel Robles in VILLAMEDIA magazine this week. To read the whole article – although it’s written in Dutch – […]
December 1, 2011

Prime Minister Rutte visiting President Obama | November 29, 2011

Last Monday and Tuesday I photographed the Dutch Prime Minister Rutte visiting Washington DC for a meeting with President Obama in the White House. Photographing for the […]
November 17, 2011

Interview on BronxNet TV | November 17, 2011

Yesterday I was a guest at ‘Open’  a talk show on BronxNet – a local TV station in The Bronx. It was great to share my […]
November 14, 2011

New York Times Lens Blog | November 14, 2011

I’m very proud to announce that the New York Times published my Bronxites series today on the NYTimes Lens Blog! “She has carefully rendered her adopted […]
November 8, 2011

‘Art from the Heart’ Pop-up Show | November 12, 2011 | New York

One of my  Somaliland portraits is selected for the ‘Art from the Heart’ pop-up show organised by The Vanderbilt Republic and curated by Jo-Anneke van der Molen. […]
October 31, 2011

Vrij Nederland | Koos van den Akker | October 2011

    Vrij Nederland, October 2011, Koos van den Akker, designer in NYC
October 9, 2011

Opening exhibition | LagosPhoto Festival | October 8th 2011

Had a wonderful opening at the LagosPhoto fesival last night! Opening of  LagosPhoto at the Eko Hotel, Lagos More images on: and
October 8, 2011

Visiting Lagos, Nigeria | October 2011

From October 7th until October 20th I’ll be in Lagos visiting the LagosPhoto Festival. There  they will be showing my  GHOST REPUBLIC SOMALILAND project. Will post […]
October 4, 2011

Dutch Secretary of State Uri Rosenthal | NY | September 2011

Photographed the Dutch Secretary of State, Mr. Uri Rosenthal, during a visit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY. Love to walk around the MET […]
October 4, 2011

Cover ‘Vrij Nederland’ | August 2011

I’m on the cover of a Dutch magazine called ‘Vrij Nederland’! The article is about 3 Dutch artist living in NYC. Joris Teepe, Dutch bass player, […]
October 3, 2011

ICP | Teen Academy 2011-2012

I look forward starting a new year working as teaching assistant at the Teen Academy Imagemakers at ICP! It’s very inspiring to be connected with so many […]
October 3, 2011

Lagos Photo Festival | 2011

I was delighted to hear that ‘The African Artists’ Foundation will show my Ghost Republic Somaliland project at the 2011 LagosPhoto Festival! This year’s theme: “What’s Next Africa? -The Hidden […]
October 3, 2011

De Donkere Kamer | Amsterdam | July 2011

On 4th of July I presented my Somaliland project during a photography gathering in Amsterdam. I raised money for the publication of my Somaliland book.
June 28, 2011

In the Netherlands

Until July 19th I’ll be in The Netherlands. If you’d like to reach me this is my new Dutch cell phone#: 06-8337 1026  
May 25, 2011

Downtown Las Vegas

Fremont Street, Downtown Las Vegas | 24 May, 2011
May 24, 2011

Waking up in Vegas

……. after a beautiful day driving through the desert Driving from Palm Springs to Las Vegas | May 23, 2011
May 23, 2011

On a Road Trip

From May 20th until May 30th I’ll be on a road trip – driving around LA – Palms Springs – Las Vegas and other places in […]
May 18, 2011

Launching ‘Ghost Republic Somaliland’ | May 18th 2011

The Republic of Somaliland celebrates its 20th anniversary of independence on May 18th 2011. Somaliland is not recognized as an independent state by the United Nations […]
May 17, 2011

My new website!

I’m happy to present my new website including my brand new logo.   The humming bird symbolizes the art of photography because it can create a […]