Mieke Woestenburg (the Netherlands, 1981, is a conceptual photographer graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Ba) + Film and Photographic Studies, Leiden University (Ma).
She is currently course leader of the Fashion & Visual Culture program at AMFI.

My work explores how deeply ingrained narratives and thought systems shape the visible world around us. Environmental designs such as zoos, bunkers, watchtowers, monuments, borders, and urban planning consistently place the human experience at the center of all possible futures—often with unintended and detrimental outcomes. By manipulating scale, perspective, and other variables within the photographic medium, I document or (re)create these unintended outcomes.

The scenes in my photographic work are not always clearly recognizable. I am interested in that moment of wonder or puzzlement, of understanding and not understanding an image at the same time.