After finishing her MBA, Marinka's studies in Buddhist Psychology guided her philosophical journey and the Photo Academy in Amsterdam stimulated her to channel her concepts and feelings into images.
Gender equality is a main theme running through Marinka’s work. She feels strongly about the importance of raising this subject and is currently working on her PhD on misogyny in ancient and modern day culture. Marinka just returned from Iran where she worked on two projects concerning the position of women.
Marinka's photography revolves around people and is a constant reflection of her passion and fascination for human nature and the way we live our lives. Especially topics concerning injustice and inequality are a driving force behind her work.
Her utmost wish for her photography is the chance to make a difference. By creating awareness and touching people's feelings, since she believes that an image is indeed stronger than a 1000 words.
Ultimately for me it's about connecting with people, I remember each and every moment that they, for a brief moment, let me into their lives.
I thank them all.
Marinka Masséus Photography
2017 - Japan
Oct 2016 - Iran
Oct 2015: Brazil - World Indigenous Games 2015 in Palmas - Ancient Rhythm II
Photo credit: Mwalimu Tuju (Goodluck's father)
This is Goodluck Mashaka Enos TUJU. He is 5 years old, he lives in Dar es Salaam and he has albinism. In order for him to be safe, he needs to go to a special school, which his hard-working parents can't afford.
Together, two friends and I have pledged to pay the yearly tuition for his school, so that he can be safe and receive an education. This will give him a chance for the future.
If you also wish to help a child with albinism in Tanzania to go to school and have a future, you can contact me or Gabrielle de Graaf from Stichting Inside the Same. Yearly costs are between 400 and 700 dollar, depending on the school. Maybe together with some friends you can help?
Other organisations dedicated to help people with albinism in Africa: