Marianne Ingleby (1980) is a journalist and photographer living in Amsterdam.
Soon, not a single person alive will have experienced the Second World War. What happens when there is nobody left to tell the stories of that war?
‘War is the best thing that happened to man’, my grandfather told me while growing up. After he died, my mother gave me a shoebox filled with the documents from his time as a US army war photographer in Japan. ‘See what you can do’, she said.
Seeing the atrocities he witnessed, I suddenly understood how he always remained a veteran and how his story had trickled down in my upbringing. Without documentation, my grandfather’s generation would dissolve and disappear with time. Or would they? Or have these stories disappeared into our skin, leaving a mark we can never quite trace?
This story is silently urgent, it shows how memory lives beyond a person and leaves traces into new generations.
Marianne Ingleby has a bachelor in Journalism (2004, Hogeschool van Utrecht), a Master in American Studies (2006, Universiteit Utrecht) and studied artistic photography at the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam (2017). She has worked at various news outlets such as Metro newspaper and CNBC television. Recognition for Operation Detachment and other photographic projects:
2018 Selected by GUP magazine for group exhibition Paraty em Foco in Brazil.
2018 Won pitch de Donkere Kamer from DuPho at Photofestival Breda Professional Week.
2018 Iets het Ruimte, group expo Den Helder, Kunsthal 45.
2017 Element, group expo Wilhelminagasthuis, Amsterdam.
2017, selected by editors LensCulture our to be featured in the Exposure Awards 2018 Competition Gallery.
2017, Advertisement Haute Photography Magazine.
2017, Shortlist Olympus Young Talent Award. Part of group exhibition in Foam Cafe, part of Foam photography museum.
2017, Gup Magazine (Guide to Unique Photography) chosen as New Dutch Talent 2018.
2017, Editor’s choice Celeste Art Prize 2017.
2017, series Body of Flowers selected for Naarden-Off Fotofestival in Naarden, Holland.
2015: series Body of Flowers, selected by jurors of Life Framer photography contest to be part of international group exhibition in Bienne, Switzerland (Juraplatz Art Space,) and Los Angeles, USA (Think Tank Gallery). 2014: Paer Photo Prize, honorable mention series Body of Flowers.