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Marte Visser is a Dutch portrait photographer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She works for national and international clients. Besides working for commercial clients like Krups, Garuda Indonesia Airlines, Hankook and Asscher Diamonds, she follows her passion by travelling the world to photograph people that fascinate her.
She constructed a book about her grandfather, the well known Dutch sculptor Piet Esser, with the title 'Piet Esser, beeld van een mens, beeld van een tijd', and filmed him for the documentary 'Piet Esser; Verbeelden van het zien' for Avro's 'Close up'.
In november 2014 she launched her book called 'Famous City Amsterdam', with portraits and interviews with internationally renowned talents who have a connection to the Dutch capital city. After losing her father and a close friend to cancer, she decided to donate all proceeds from this book to the cancer research of Prof. Dr. Jacco van Rheenen ( Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Ziekenhuis, Amsterdam) and Het Emma Kinderziekenhuis (AMC, Amsterdam).
A new book about the royal Buddhistic temple of Tsuklakhang in Sikhim, which she photographed both in 2014 and 2018, is currently in the making. The photography for this book was assigned to her by The Tsuklakhang Trust in cooperation with The Tibet Heritage Fund in New York.
In october 2017 her directorial debut premiered at the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. This documentary about the Dutch expressionist painter Jan Sierhuis, has been made in cooperation with production company Interakt and has been shown in cinemas throughout the Netherlands and will appear on Dutch television in january 2018 at Avro's 'Close up'.
While on assignment to the arctic in 2016 for 'Het Financieele Dagblad', she saw the devastating effects of climate change on that region. After returning to the Netherlands she founded 'The Time is Now Foundation' , which promotes education about climate change and sustainability on Dutch high schools. In april 2017 she returned to the arctic for the foundation and on assignment as a photographer for the Dutch newspaper 'Het Parool'.
Garuda Indonesia Airlines
Royal Asscher Diamond Company
Van Lanschot Bankiers
Tibet Heritage Fund
Het Financieele Dagblad