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. Apart from that, she studied Mandarin Chinese at the University of Leiden & City University Hong Kong. Last year she won the ‘Zilveren Camera’. The first prize in art, culture, and entertainment. This year she got the third place ‘Zilveren Camera’ for her beautiful serie of the Black Lives Matter protest in Amsterdam. Above all, 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.