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Marco van Duyvendijk - photography



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If there is one thing that distinguishes the photography of Marco van Duyvendijk, it is its flamboyant use of colour. Eastern Europe drab and grey? The empty steppes of Mongolia bare and colourless? Not seen through Van Duyvendijks viewfinder! The photographer takes us around the world with him on his travels to record an unexpected world.

After a degree in psychology, Marco van Duyvendijk goes to Romania to spend a year devoting himself to photography. In the years that follow, Van Duyvendijks work will not take him just to Romania, but also to Mongolia, China, South Korea and many other countries. He sees art, and therefore his own photography, as a means of communication between East and West and this field of mutual influence is where he feels at home.

Marco van Duyvendijk is a slow photographer, preferring to work on a series for months and sometimes years. Colour is a key feature of Marco van Duyvendijk. He does not confine himself to any single genre, alternating travel and documentary photography with portraits. But his work always shows the control and care that are the marks of an empathetic and intelligent photographer giving his subjects the time they deserve.