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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, ICE International and Asscher Diamonds, she follows her passion by travelling the world to photograph people that fascinate her.
Her first photography book 'Famous City Amsterdam’, was launched in 2015 and contains portraits and interviews with internationally renowned talents who have a connection to the famous Dutch 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).
She also 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 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, various prestigious filmfestivals and has appeared on Dutch television twice in 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 both 2017 and 2019 she returned to the arctic for the foundation and on assignment as a photographer for several Dutch newspapers.
A new photography book about the royal Buddhistic temple of Tsuklakhang - situated in the former Himalayan kingdom of Sikhim - 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.
Garuda Indonesia Airlines
Royal Asscher Diamond Company
Van Lanschot Bankiers
Tibet Heritage Fund
Het Financieele Dagblad