My name is Merel Hegenbart, born in 1997. Currently I am in my third year at the University of Applied Photography in Amsterdam. I am deeply interested in personal emotions that at the same time are universal. I believe that in this divided society there is a need for understanding and empathy towards each other. My goal is to evoke such feelings so that the viewer does not feel alone and starts to look for connection instead of living in solitude. 
Like the poet John Donne once said: 'No man is an island.' 
This is my work so far.
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