Saskia WESSELING

攝影師

Saskia WESSELING簡介

It’s in my DNA to be inquisitive and to explore and so my life has been a series of creative outings, expeditions around the globe. 

In my home country, Holland, I worked as a news journalist and then later, in my early thirties, I made radio documentaries. I felt totally at home in my life and in my chosen genre. I thrived on telling stories for my work.

Being comfortable is nice, but it didn’t feed my creative inquisitiveness. So I made the unsettling decision to leave Holland. With my family, I travelled widely and challenged myself creatively in unfamiliar surroundings.

From a structured start in Zurich to cultural adventures in Cairo, from the crazy cosmopolitan of Guangzhou to the wild city of Hong Kong, constant change generated a need to find beauty in the chaos.

As I grappled with new ways of living, words could no longer effectively convey my experience. Instead, I turned to photography, as I had done throughout my life; as a student I had won a photography award, sponsored by the Stedelijk Museum and the Parool newspaper, for a picture series about Amsterdam.

Now, I capture images of unstruck beauty in unlikely places, glory in unrigged alleys. My cultural earthquakes have made me the artist I am today. I have returned to the language of photography to seize the beauty and grace that I cherish as ever-present in the teeming, raw chaos of city life.

WMA大師攝影獎2018/19 「機遇」 公佈入圍名單

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December 11, 2018

業內發佈, 新聞,

今屆以「機遇」為主題的WMA大師攝影獎,共有七份入圍作品,將於2019年4月中旬於香港大會堂展出,得獎者將於展覽開幕當日公佈。

「WMA大師攝影獎今屆以『機遇』為題,收到多份以不同角度探討主題與香港相關的攝影作品。」WMA項目總監馮穎君表示。「WMA非常感謝評判小組在這批優秀的作品中,透過兩輪的篩選及討論,選出7份入圍作品。」

 
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