Sanne de Wilde


I feel most peaceful when traveling into the unknown.


Sanne De Wilde (Belgium, 1987) explores in her photography the role genetics plays in people's lives and how this shapes and affects communities. Picturing people suffering from a condition making them vulnerable in the eye of society. She graduated with a Master in the Fine Arts from KASK in Ghent (BE) with great honours in 2012. Her photo series 'The Dwarf Empire' was awarded the Photo Academy Award 2012 as well as the International Photography Award Emergentes DST in 2013. Her series ‘Snow White’ was awarded the 16ème Prix National Photographie Ouverte and NuWork Award for Photographic Excellence. She was awarded the Nikon Press Award in 2014 and 2016 for most promising young photographer. The British Journal of Photography selected De Wilde as one of 'the best emerging talents from around the world' in 2014, and she recently received the Firecracker Grant 2016. She has been internationally published (Guardian, New Yorker, Le Monde, CNN, Vogue) and exhibited (Voies OFF, Tribeca Film Festival, Circulations, Lagos Photo, Lodz Fotofestiwal, STAM and Fotoforum Brasschaat). Since 2013, De Wilde has been working with the Dutch newspaper and magazine De Volkskrant, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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