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Curriculum Vitae 

Dunya Zita van Veenendaal - Interdisciplinary creator 

Within my practice, I use lens-based media (photography and film) in combination with audio. I make portraits of minority groups and their environments with a colourful, cinematic, and documentary approach. With these portraits, I aim to share a realistic message that counteracts the stereotypes we are often confronted with. Especially because the influence of lens-based media on our imaging is significant, I want to use the same medium to challenge those stereotypes.

From my own background, I long for a change in the way we look at the people around us. I experience a lack of appreciation for the diversity in our society and see many perspectives and topics that remain underexposed. I am convinced that there is great value in connecting people with different backgrounds who may not often interact, but inevitably cross paths. 

Besides my autonomous practice, I work as a freelance photographer and camerawoman.

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WORK EXPERIENCE

2020-present

Freelance photographer & videographer

Currently based in, but not limited to, the Netherlands.

2023 (2 months)

Audiovisual creator, VPRO Dorst

Hilversum, the Netherlands.

2019-2023

Photographer & videographer, Deheb Pure & Natural

Utrecht, the Netherlands

2019-2021

Store manager & content creator, Studio JUX 

Amsterdam / Utrecht, the Netherlands

2020-2020

2016-2021

2016-2019

Development volunteer, Loyac 

Beirut / Bekaa, Lebanon

Chairwoman polling station, Gemeente Utrecht 

Utrecht, the Netherlands

Student brand manager, PitPoint clean fuels 

Utrecht, the Netherlands

2018 

Content creation intern, Oxfam Novib 

Den Haag, the Netherlands

2018 

Communication professional, Over de Plas festival

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

EDUCATION

2022-present

Lighthouse talent program - Fotodok

Utrecht, the Netherlands 

2022-2022

Audiovisual talent development program - PlusWhat

Rotterdam, the Netherlands 

2021-2022

Impact entrepreneurship training - Futureproof

Online, the Netherlands 

2015-2019

Bachelor Creative Business - University of Applied Sciences

Utrecht, the Netherlands 

2017-2017

Minor media & photography - Manipal University

Manipal, India

EXHIBITIONS

2022

2020

Photo contest: Civil Actors in War and Peace

Bratislava, Slovakia (online).

Photography exhibition, Loyac Mob Art

Station Beirut, Lebanon.

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Dunya is an interdisciplinary creator who explores the intricate facets of human perception and connection through a documentary lens.

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