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Anette Brolenius
Documentary and Portrait photographer
Phone: +31 6 53299730

Anette Brolenius is a portrait and documentary photographer. She has a background in diplomacy and focuses on social and current political issues, often bringing attention to persons who fight injustices, violence and oppression. In addition to her own projects, Anette makes portraits, reportages and features for magazines and newspapers, as well as corporate portraits and reportages.

Anette is a graduate (cum laude) of the Dutch Academy of Photography (Fotoacademie), and has a MSc from the University of London. 

For assignments or purchases of prints, please send a message using the form 

Anette Brolenius Photography is registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerse (KvK),  registration number: 57320675

Artist's statement 

My photography is driven by my commitment to human rights, gender equality and other social issues. Through the choice of subjects, I am exploring human qualities such as unselfishness, commitment and courage. The engagement of those I portray is a source of inspiration, doing them justice my challenge. A person being beautifully captured is for me insufficient. I strive to make portraits that communicate the importance, seriousness or urgency of the matter at hand, whether that means giving voice to threatened human rights defenders or to role models that inspire young women to realise their dreams and potential. Sometimes, the story is better told through a documentary, at other times through a  combination of a reportage, portraits and text or sound, the project on sexual violence in Congo being one example of such a hybrid project.  I also like to explore my own roots, and the culture of both my native and my current home country, Sweden and the Netherlands. Each project is preceded by thorough research and most projects are long term - I often work on them for several years.


Algemene Voorwaarden / General Terms and Conditions 


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Anette Brolenius Photography applies the General Terms and Conditions of Dupho to all legal relationships with Other Parties. Link to these conditions:


Privacy Policy 

In May 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR,  (in Dutch de Algemene Verordening Gegevensverwerking, AVG) entered into force in order to give individuals control over how organisations use their data. This privacy declaration explains how Anette Brolenius Photography (AB Photography) handles data.

We keep only data that you as a (potential) client send to us so that we can deliver our photography services to you, such as  Name and/or company name, address, phone number, email address, and VAT/BTW number if relevant/applicable.  Anette Brolenius is responsible for the data handling at AB Photography. We retain data only as long as needed for the purpose it was collected (communication, administration) or to fulfil legal requirements (book keeping requirements). We do not share this info with anyone. All info is stored on a firewall and password protected drive. The Anette Brolenius Photography website does not use cookies or logs.  Under the data protection law you have the right to see your data, to have it corrected or erased, so long as this is not contradicting other rules (such as rules on financial administration, or constitutional rights such as freedom of speech and information, encompassing artistic and journalistic freedom). 

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