Sofie Knijff is a Dutch-Belgian photographer based in Amsterdam. As a young adult she lived between Curacao, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg and Paris and developed over the years a strong inner fantasy world fascination for different cultures and identities. She began her artistic parcours studying theatre, receiving her diploma to be a theatre performer in 1998 from the Toneelacademie in Maastricht, the Netherlands. It was only in 2003 that she entered the Fotoacademie Amsterdam to pursue studies in Photography. It is certain this unique background in theatre is reflected in the photographic universe Sofie Knijff invites us to explore; her work is steeped in aspects of the theatrical and owes much to the notions she learned as a performer herself – approaching spaces as scenery and people as characters. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally in galleries, museums and art fairs.