Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Lives and works between the Netherlands and Africa.
After studying design at Arnhem College of Art and photography in Utrecht, Viviane Sassen soon made a name for herself in fashion photography, working for Vogue, Purple, i-D and Another Man. In 2002, she decided to go back to Africa, to retrace the memories of her childhood spent in Kenya, where her father had worked as a doctor. Since then, she has travelled all over this continent that fascinates her and has brought back series entitled The Sun Sees Everything, Flamboya and Ultra Violet, all impregnated with a spellbinding “magical realism”.