About Sanele Sanele is the first international working malemodel of South Africa with albinism. I had the honor to photograph him when he came to Europe for modeling. When I shot this portrait, I knew right away that I had taken a special photo. His gaze, the light, the simplicity, the styling, everything was right. It became a very special shoot with a beautiful and inspiring person who now uses his work to draw attention to albinism and the equality of people. "
Award winning photo, third prize Zilveren Camera 2017
About Helene Wiesenhaan 18 maart 1971
Helene Wiesenhaan is a Dutch photographer, based in Haarlem, the Netherlands. She is autodidact. Since she was 6 years old she knew she wanted to become a photographer. At the age of 16 she bought her first ‘real’ camera and just started to photograph streetlife and interesting people.
After her study she started to work as a photographer for one of Hollands biggest Publishing Companies VNU/ Sanoma Media. Since then she worked for many well-known Dutch Magazines. Her work covers many areas, including reports, fashion, sports and portraits. She loves to step in the different worlds that we live in and tell the stories by photo’s. In 2013 she was part of the Dutch ‘Alive” Exhibition during Photoville New York with one of her freework photo’s ‘The Morning After’. In 2016 she published her book Capacity, about paralympic athletes preparing for RIO2016. In 2018 she won the third prize at the ‘Zilveren Camera 2017’ with the portrait of Sanele Xaba.
Ambition: “I want to create the great pictures that pop up in my thoughts & dreams. Live & create!