Karine Zenja Versluis
Karine Zenja Versluis is a documentary photographer and visual storyteller based in Amsterdam. In her work, she explores how people deal with their identity, culture, and society in which they live and how it influences their daily lives. Karine works with photography combined with audio, video, found footage, or text. Culture, image formation, and social and community issues have always interested her. She collaborated with Framer Framed on various projects including the online exhibition Drawing Stories, the Stay Strong Photo Stories developed during the Corona Lockdowns (2020 and 2021), At Home in Molenwijk (2021 and 2022) and Shared Waters (2023), a cultural exchange program with the Camissa Museum in Capetown, SA .
Karine studied photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Her first publication was her book Staphorst, a book about her birthplace that shows how different generations live together and how traditions and modernity mix, an often recurring theme in her work. In 2008 and 2009 she was an artist-in-residence at Instituto Buena Bista, the Curaçao Centre for Contemporary Art. In 2010, her book Enkeltje Schiphol was published with an accompanying solo exhibition in the Nationaal Education Museum in Rotterdam and at Imagine IC in Amsterdam. Debaltsevo, Where Are You? (2023) is her third photo book.