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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 my subjects 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 – or a combination of reportage images, portraits and text, 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, often being built up over several years.
What information is collected by AB Photography?
Data that YOU send to us so that we can deliver our photography services to you. This includes the following data:
• First name or initial(s) and family name, and/or company name
• Phone number
• Email address
• VAT/BTW number, if relevant/applicable
• Date and place for the execution of the assignment
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 - to prepare project descriptions/proposals, offers, contracts, to send invoices and to deliver products you have ordered. And, if you agree, to send you information about our services. The legal grounds for the lawfulness of personal data processing at AB Photography is contractual necessity, legitimate interest or consent.
Who is collecting the data?
Anette Brolenius is responsible for the data handling at AB Photography; the full details are:
Full name of legal entity: Anette Brolenius Photography
Address: Van Beverningkstraat 106, 2582 VK The Hague, Netherlands
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
How is it collected and stored?
AB Photography uses an accounting programme, Acumulus, comprising also a business relations registry which helps us manage the administration. When you contact us through the website contact form, by email or phone, we may keep your contact details in this system if further communication is likely to take place.
We will retain data only as long as needed for the purpose it was collected or to fulfil legal requirements (for example book keeping requirements). Any photographs we take will be held on secure drives for the full length of the statutory copyright in order to protect our legal copyright and prove authorship.
We have put in place security measures to prevent personal data from being accidentally lost, used or disclosed without authorisation. All electronic devices used at AB Photography have up to date security software and are password protected.
Who do we share your data with?
No-one. We do not share your personal data with anyone other than possible partners involved in the assignment you have given us, or providers of IT and system administration services, or where legally required. We will not pass your data on to any other party. Photographs and accompanying texts on the AB Photography website are of course public, and published there with the consent of those portrayed.
It is possible that visitors to this web site add to their own sites scripts which can write cookies and register visitors’ information, for example by using a Facebook Like button – that is outside the remits of AB Photography.
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). If you have questions about this, please use the contact form on this webpage.