I am Sanne Zurné. I work as a photojournalist. I was born in 1988 in Arnhem, and I am currently based in Amsterdam with Kees (boyfriend) and Eika (cat).
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. In Amsterdam 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 (extraordinary journalistic projects) fund to travel to the sinking Island state of Kiribati in the Pacific. Last january I spend a month on the islands, and 2019 will be all about finishing the photo book about the I-Kiribati and their life with the ocean.
I studied Fine Art on ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten (Arnhem, The Netherlands) and Photography at Bezalel (Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine). I graduated in 2012 and worked for different magazines and newspapers ever since. I worked for Het Parool, De Morgen Magazine, VICE, The Independent, KNACK, VPRO, OneWorld, Fluter, CNN and VARA.
I also work as an image editor for Amsterdam based newspaper Het Parool, Het NRC, and television broadcast VPRO.