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Milene van Arendonk is a documentary photographer from The Netherlands.

She has a passion for anthropology and focuses in her photography on the social behavior, economic structure and religion of peoples and population groups.

She likes to study the interdependence of different cultures and capture this with her camera.

She has worked in many parts of the world, with a focus on remote destinations and her home; The Hague.

On the run

Profound silence

They killed our dreams

Milene takes very striking photos that really make an impact. You can clearly see that she has a heart for the subjects and people she captures. Her emotion is radiating from the images. She understands the art of taking photos that reflect both the seriousness of the situation as the human side of the story.

Rebecca van de Kar

Communication Officer, Boat Refugee Foundation

It was an honour and a pleasure to work with Milene. It is truly inspiring to see how Milene is using her talent for storytelling; engaged and commited. We were lucky she was able to contribute her talent to our project. Great photos with a keen eye for people. Hope we can work with her again! 

Sander van Bussel

Founder, Human Rights Tattoo