Willeke Duijvekam (1968) is a documentary photographer. Since she graduated from the Academy of Photography in Amsterdam she has worked on individual freelance assignments, as well as on long-term projects.
She focuses her attention on people whose lives have taken a significantly different turn than most people’s lives. For instance, she has made portraits of monks, obese children and young people with a visual handicap. By dedicating herself to her subject for long periods of time, her lens is able to get beyond the surface. In her restrained photos, intimacy and emotion are the motif, in which she reveals how those she portrays go about their daily lives. Her assignments are often a continuation of her own work.