Photographer & Educator

Sabine Plamper (1972, Potsdam, Germany) is a photographer and educator living and working in Amsterdam/the Netherlands. In her interdisciplinary study ‘Cultural Pedagogy’ at the University of Hildesheim/Germany she focused on photography, art, pedagogy and philosophy and took part in several practical cultural projects.

Plamper is a member of Dutch Photographers (Dupho), the professional Association for Photographers in the Netherlands.



Publications & Projects

Plamper has published several photography books covering a wide range of topics. In 2001 her Dutch/English black and white photo book ‘Watch Us! Youth in Foster Families’ was published in honour of the 12th International Foster Care Organisation-conference in the Netherlands.

In 2006 she won the Dutch photo prize Focus Maestro and her Dutch/English photo book ‘Figures, Staged Photography’ was published by Focus Publishing BV. In 2008, together with photographer Rogier Alleblas, she took portraits and conducted interviews with neighbours in a street in Amsterdam for the colour photo book ‘The World in Our Street’ (original Dutch title: ‘De wereld in een straat’).

In 2012 the study book ‘Understanding with your hands. A different view on child and creativity’ (written by Annet Weterings and Sabine Plamper) was published by Reed Business Education Amsterdam. This book about creativity and children is illustrated with more than 300 photographs taken by Plamper.

Plamper’s photo work includes art and social projects as well as commissioned work, which she exhibits and publishes in the Netherlands and abroad, including in De Morgen, Die Zeit, Vrij Nederland and Het Parool. Her artwork has been purchased by various Dutch art lending libraries and is featured in private collections.

In 2010 Plamper founded, with her artist-colleague Titia Sprey, the cultural company Atelier in een koffer (English translation ‘Atelier in a suitcase’). As a pedagogue, creative expert and speaker, Plamper uses her photography to bridge the gap from theory to practice, and to give people a different view on everyday creativity.

Since 2011 more than 20 articles with her photography have been published in different pedagogical magazines, such as HetKind, Rekels, Kiddo, Kleuter en ik, Educare, Kiind and De wereld van het jonge kind.