Sofie Knijff is a Dutch-Belgian photographer based in Amsterdam, mixing documentary techniques with staged settings to create dreamlike images, encouraging her inner fantasy and her global fascination with various culture and identity. 

 

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. 

 

Her theatrical background is reflected in the photographic universe Sofie Knijff invites us to explore; her work is steeped in aspects of drama and owes much to the notions she learned as a performer herself – approaching spaces as scenery and people as characters.