About / Bio Desiré van den Berg (1991) is an autodidact photographer. In 2011, Van den Berg became active as a nightlife, subculture, and travel photographer and now she is mostly known for her editorial, documentary, and portrait photography. Lately, she has also been exploring the art of cinematography. Van den Berg has a BA in Linguistics from the University of Amsterdam and studied Mandarin Chinese at the University of Leiden and City University Hong Kong. Her work often touches on the subject of social issues, resulting in rather intimate documentation. Interested in scientific and philosophical theories questioning truth, objectivity, and reality, she considers her work as an ongoing study of these subjects – continuously reflecting on her role, influence, and position as a white female photographer in the field.