Viviane Sassen

South Africa STEVENSON

Viviane Sassen was born in 1972 in Amsterdam where she lives. She studied fashion design, followed by photography at the Utrecht School of the Arts and Ateliers Arnhem. Sassen was awarded the Dutch art prize, the Prix de Rome, in 2007, and in 2011 won the International Center of Photography in New York's Infinity Award for Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography. In 2015 she was awarded the David Octavius Hill Medal from the German Photography Academy, and was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for her exhibition Umbra.