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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.
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Anette Brolenius Photography is registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerse (KvK), registration number: 57320675
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.
What information is saved by AB Photography? Data that YOU as a (potential) client send to us so that we can deliver our photography services to you, such as First name or initial(s) and family name, and/or company name, address, phone number, email address, VAT/BTW number if relevant/applicable.
Why do we need this data? It is simple: without it we cannot communicate with you. We save data for the purposes of communicating and for administrative purposes.
Who is collecting the data? Anette Brolenius is responsible for the data handling at AB Photography.
How is it collected and stored? AB Photography uses an accounting programme, comprising also a business relations registry which helps us manage the administration. We retain data only as long as needed for the purpose it was collected or to fulfil legal requirements (for example book keeping requirements). All info is stored on a firewall and password protected drive.
Who do we share your data with? No-one.
Your rights: 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).