My name is Ietje van Dijken and I am a Dutch documentary photographer.
I am currently in the last year of the bachelor Applied Photography and Visual Communication at the Dutch University of Applied Photography.
Using photography, I want to show people a different perspective on church communities and Christianity in the 21st century. The last couple of years, church communities, religion and Christianity have been portrayed very stereotypical and (sometimes rightfully so) negatively by several media.
As a Christian, I want to show you the stories of church communities from my point of view. As an insider, I want to show these Christian communities as they are meant to be. They should be places of safety. Places of support. Places of hope. But most of all, places of love, provided by the One who is Love.