|About the Artist:
Ellen Kok is a Dutch photographer and writer who combines photo essays with written stories. She firmly believes storytelling is an important art, that can open eyes and connect people. Her photography is based on trust and intimacy.
She studied at the School for Journalism in Utrecht, the Netherlands, before working as a photography critic for several Dutch newspapers and photography magazines and as a freelance photographer. In recent years she has been working mainly on long-term documentary projects, which all revolve around the lives of young people. They are among the most vulnerable members of our society, she believes, and how we treat them says a great deal about our culture.
Ellen is based in Linschoten, the Netherlands and Drewsville, New Hampshire, USA, where she recently completed her books "Cadets" and "The Other Farm," and is working on one more, "American Moments."
Her work has been exhibited internationally. Recent solo shows: Cadets at Nationaal Onderwijs Museum in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, 2013; The Other Farm at Stadsmuseum Woerden, the Netherlands, 2015; Cadets at Photoville in New York, USA, 2015.
Ellen does her own production and publishes under her imprint “Netherlight.” You can buy her books at www.cadets.us or www.otherfarm.us and at Amazon.