Sofie Knijff (1972)
Sofie Knijff is inspired by stories that touch the unreal. Her theatrical background is still visible in the way she focuses on details from reality or the way she creates her own reality. She is the director of her own images. For her series Assenois she visited her family in the Belgian Ardennes, a landscape that inspires her endlessly and where time seems to stand still. Fascinated by the tradition, she photographed her family during the annual haunting season. In 2007 Sofie van Dam graduated from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam, the same year in which she won the Dutch Photo Academy Award 2007 (category Volkskrant Magazine en THEY).