In the Netherlands, the Dutch old Masters and their paintings play an important role in our cultural history. Names like Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Mondriaan are ingrained in our collective minds at a very young age. They are part of our cultural identity and in order to create this series, I drew inspiration from them. In this photo series, I symbolically draw attention to gender inequality around the world. Nowadays, feminism is trivialized even by women. Especially by women. But gender inequality is still one of the most systemic inequalities in the world. That fact is independent of culture, race or religion. In fact in every culture, race or religion to date, it has been present. Whether it is the gender pay gap, inequality in job performance reviews, domestic violence, honor killings or the stoning of rape victims, there is still a lot of work to be done. Everywhere. Or in the words of former US president Jimmy Carter : "There is a pervasive denial of equal rights to women, more than half of all human beings, and this discrimination results in tangible harm to all of us. It is the worst and most unaddressed human rights violation on Earth. There are still a lot of silent voices. My wish is that they will all be heard.
After finishing her MBA, her studies in Buddhist Psychology guided her philosophical journey, and the Photo Academy stimulated her to channel her concepts and feelings into images. Her photography revolves around people and is a constant reflection of her passion and fascination for human nature and the way we live our lives. Marinka s acclaim includes - 2x Silver winner Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 - Bronze winner Px3 2016 - Px3 Exhibition in Paris - 1st place Monochrome Photography Awards – 2x Editors’ pick at LensCulture -Exhibition at Atelier Alen, Munich, Germany - Featured at ArtWest, Amsterdam - Exhibition at Gallery Beeldend Gesproken, Amsterdam - 2x winner 2nd place MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards 2015 - Week instagram takeover for Fotografiska, Swedish Museum of Photography - Featured at Rotterdam.Photo - 2nd place BW SpiderAwards - Merit of Excellence – IPA Best of Show Exhibition New York - 2x winner 2nd place IPA International Photography Awards 2015 - Gold winner at Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015 - 3x Silver and 1x Bronze winner at Px3 2015 - Exhibition at WM Gallery, Amsterdam - Photoville 2015 New York - International Photo Festival Leiden 2015 - 1st place International Color Awards - Featured at the Royal Geographical Society in London - IPA 2014 2nd place - Linden Museum in Stuttgart, Germany - GUP New Dutch Talent 2014