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.”  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.
1. O'Hagen, Sean. "Fashion Photographer Viviane Sassen: A Different Take." The Guardian. October 12, 2013. Photos © Viviane Sassen Via Sweet Station and MOMA