Wendy Marijnissen is a freelance documentary photographer from Belgium. Intuition and personal interests have always played a major role in her work and naturally guided Wendy to her subjects.
In 2008 she completed a long-term reportage in Israel and Palestine, using music to show a different part of daily life in this stressful and violent region. In the summer of 2009 she covered the East-Jerusalem evictions and later that year went to Pakistan for the first time.For the following 3 years Wendy worked in Pakistan focusing mainly on photographing the hardships of pregnancy and childbirth there. From fistula, traditional midwifes to a camp pregnancy after the devastating floods displaced millions of people in the country. Part of this work in Pakistan was used for the ‘End Fistula campaign’ of the UNFPA.
More recently she traveled to Afghanistan for the first time to document the lives of women in this war torn country. And she is currently working in Belgium on Us/Them a project about muslim women and the headscarf issues in her country. The project will be a part of the group exhibition 'The rise of populism in Europe' produced by Fotodok.
She was a finalist for the Fotovisura Grant for Outstanding Personal photography project 2010 and received a honourable mention at the Photocrati Fund 2011 grant with her work ‘Every woman counts’. She was a finalist in the Save the Children photo competition in 2012.