After finishing her MBA, Marinka’s studies in Buddhist Psychology guided her philosophical journey and the Photo Academy in Amsterdam stimulated her to channel her concepts and feelings into images. Gender equality is a main theme running through Marinka’s work. She feels strongly about the importance of raising this subject and she just returned from Iran where she worked on two projects concerning the position of women. Marinka’s photography revolves around people and is a constant reflection of her passion and fascination for human nature and the way we live our lives. Especially topics concerning injustice and inequality are a driving force behind her work. She works both in her studio in Amsterdam, where she creates portraits and nudes inspired by misogyny and feminism, as well as abroad on projects concerning human rights and female rights. Every project starts intrinsically, the issue has to touch her. This connection to a particular topic is the foundation of each series.
Marinka’s photography has received prestigious international awards, including Lucie Award – IPA Photographer of the Year, LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017, Kuala Lumpur Portrait Awards 2017 and many more. Her work is published internationally and exhibited around the world.