Sofie Knijff

Sofie Knijff is a Dutch-Belgian photographer based in Amsterdam. As a young adult, she lived between Curaçao, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Paris, and developed over the years a strong internal fascination for different cultures and identities. She began her artistic trajectory studying theatre and received her diploma in theater performance in 1998 from the Toneelacademie in Maastricht (NL). It was only in 2003 that she entered the Fotoacademie Amsterdam to pursue studies in photography. Certainly, this unique background in theater is reflected in the photographic universe Sofie Knijff invites us to explore. Her artistry owes much to the notions and techniques she learned as a performer: approaching spaces as scenery and people as characters.