Wibe Koopman is born in 1993 in the small city of Hellevoetsluis situated in a coastal area in the Netherlands. His childhood was spend split between spending time the woods behind the house and the tennis court. Now he works from a wooden house tugged away in the woodland of the Veluwe. He focusses himself on a rethink on distributing stories and the role of the photographer. In order to find the challenges that we have to address or overcome and to find other perspectives for telling stories.
Trying to understand why people put themselves in devisions and take on a certain national identity. He traveled along the full length of the Dutch border not only trying to unwrap the illusion that the border is but also learn why this illusion is in some ways necessary.
Traveling by car, it made him think about the speed of traveling and gathering stories.
Graphic Lyceum Rotterdam, photography
University of the Arts Utrecht, photography
He has worked in collaboration with Diederik Veerman for 50th anniversary World Forum The Hague, CaribbeanTies Museon The Hague and in collaboration with HKU and the World Press Freedom Conference 2020 at the World Forum.