Wendy Marijnissen is a documentary photographer from Belgium.
In 2009 she traveled to Pakistan for the first time and worked there the following 3 years, focusing mainly on photographing the hardships of pregnancy and childbirth there. A part of this work was used for the « End fistula campaign » of the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund).
In 2015 she returned to Pakistan twice to continue working on what now is her first book "Always the guest" (self-published, 2018).
She also traveled and produced photography & video on projects in Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
© Portrait taken from the website dedicated to the project Always the Guest.
Presentation by the artist: "What does it mean to belong somewhere? How does a young woman from Belgium end up feeling more at home in a country like Pakistan, a place so different then the one she comes from? In this personal book Wendy Marijnissen tries to answer some of these questions. Always the guest is a story about loss, motherhood, about home...