Berber Theunissen


Berber Theunissen (b. 1989) lives and works in Amsterdam. Theunissen focuses her camera on things that affect her personally. Things that she love, but also things that make her feel vulnerable. She captures moments, feelings and memories of intense emotional value to her, or to the people around her. Her photographs are reflections of the memories in her mind. Theunissen takes photographs because she wants to preserve what is otherwise lost forever; time.


Photography helps her create a sense of peace within her own chaotic being. She is obsessed with this thing called life, this absurd, all-consuming life, from the highs to the lows and every little thing in between. Obsessed with all the different kinds of moods and vibes we experience, day in, day out. Even the little things can cause an emotional rollercoaster of tears and laughter. We can understand some of these experiences, but others offer us no clue. She is infinitely curious about how to cope – as a human being, physically and mentally, as a person, as a girlfriend. Feeling so small in an universe so big.