I am Sanne Zurné. I work as a photojournalist. I'm 32 and I live in The Netherlands.
In 2015 I went to Cambodia to follow Harrie, a Dutch senior who has been holidaying at the expense of the state for over 30 years. In the year after I spend a couple of weeks in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt, where I photographed the few holidayers still traveling there after Russian passenger plane Metrojet flight 9268 was brought down by the Islamic State a few hours after taking off.
In 2017 I became interested in the self photographing person: the Instagram influencers. I went to take a look at Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, where I photographed young girls during the Insta-highlight of their trip. Back home I noticed the Chinese turbo tourists who try to see as much as possible in as little time as possible. In a couple of days I criss-crossed through the Netherlands with them.
In 2018 I received the Free Press Unlimited fund and the BJP fund to travel to the Island state of Kiribati in the Pacific. Rising sea levels and warming oceans threaten the low-lying small island nation of Kiribati. I went to the islands three times in 2019 to capture the I-Kiribati and their fight against the Ocean. I made two photoseries: Do you really think we're going to sink? And Island Faces. In October 2019 I published a photobook about this project. You can order it here.
In 2021 I received the Free Press Unlimited fund again, which enables me to once again make a project about climate change, this time in Qaanaaq in Greenland.
I studied Fine Art on ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten (Arnhem, The Netherlands) and Photography at Bezalel (Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine). I graduated in 2012.
CLIENTS: Het Parool, De Morgen Magazine, VICE, De Volkskrant, The Independent, KNACK Magazine, De VPRO, OneWorld, Eenvandaag, Fluter, CNN, United Nations, Trouw, De Gelderlander, De VARA, De Standaard.
I also work as an image editor for Amsterdam based newspaper Het Parool, Dutch national newspaper Het NRC and Dutch television broadcast De VPRO. In my free time I run Wacha, a webshop with Moroccan rugs.