Dutch. Bertien van Manen started her career as a fashion photographer after having studied French and German languages and literature. She had her first exhibition in the Photographers Gallery in London in 1977. Van Manen worked on projects such as 'A Hundred Summers a Hundred Winters', photographs taken in the ex-Soviet Union, 'East Wind West Wind', made in China and 'Give me your Image' in Europe. These projects resulted in photo-albums and exhibitions all over the world. They were rewarded with numerous prizes.