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BIO
Benny van der Plank is a Dutch photographer based in Amsterdam. He has been selected by GUP Magazine as a Fresh Eyes European Talent in 2021 and as a GUP New Dutch Photography Talent in 2022. He has won the ‘Future Challenge’ of the Berlin Photo Week 2021. The series 'Aftermath Hong Kong Protests' has been awarded the 'State of the World 2022' prize of the Prix de la Photographie Paris and has also been selected as finalist of the Sarajevo Photography Award 2022. His work has been part of international group exhibitions, including the Rotterdam Photo festival and The London Photo Show in 2022.

Aftermath Hong Kong Protests
For his project ‘Aftermath Hong Kong Protests’ he photographed the consequences of the protests in Hong Kong at the end of 2019. By then, clashes between police and protesters had become more frequent and increasingly violent, leaving an open wound on the daily lives of Hong Kong’s citizens. The series has been exhibited at Rotterdam Photo 2022, Sarajevo Photography Festival 2022, The London Photo Show 2022 and group exhibitions in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, New York, Seoul, London, Paris, Tjerkwerd and Chania.

Awards
GUP New Dutch Photography Talent 2022
Winner 'State of the World' Prix de la Photographie Paris 2022
Honorable Mention Budapest International Foto Awards 2022
Finalist Sarajevo Photography Award 2022
GUP Fresh Eyes European Talent 2021
Winner 'Future' challenge SAP x Berlin Photo Week 2021
Education
2020 How to Tell Your Story workshop, Ghent (BE) w/ Bieke Depoorter (Magnum Photos)
2020 Wet Plate Collodion workshop, Hilversum (NL) w/ Hans de Kort
2018-2020 Fotoacademie, Amsterdam (NL)
1998-2002 Urban Planning, Breda University of Applied Sciences (NL)