Wendy Marijnissen (www.wendymarijnissen.com) is a freelance documentary photographer from Belgium. Intuition and personal interests have always played a major role in her work and naturally guided Wendy to her subjects. She worked on a long-term reportage in Israel and Palestine, using music to show a different part of daily life in this stressful and violent region. For the past 2 years Wendy worked in Pakistan focusing mainly on documenting the hardships of pregnancy and childbirth there. From fistula, traditional midwifes to a camp pregnancy after the devastating floods. Part of this work in Pakistan was used for the ‘End Fistula campaign’ of the UNFPA. She was a finalist for the Fotovisura Grant for Outstanding Personal photography project 2010 and received a honourable mention at the Photocrati Fund 2011 grant with her work ‘Every woman counts’. She was a finalist in the Save the Children photo competition in 2012.
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