Viviane Sassen’s Stylish Photos and Connection to Africa

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Dutch fashion photographer Viviane Sassen remembers three years of her childhood living in Kenya, and at the age of five having to move back to Amsterdam. “For a year or so I felt like my real life was going on without me back in Africa and I was living this parallel life here. It was painful in a way, this feeling that I had left my home behind.” [1] Only at the age of 16, did she go back to Kenya and ever since has been traveling and working in Africa. Her beautiful high-contrast photos are a reflection of her connection and passion for the land and people.

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1. O'Hagen, Sean. "Fashion Photographer Viviane Sassen: A Different Take." The Guardian. October 12, 2013.
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September 11, 2014 Art Fashion Photography