In Search of Americans is a multi media project consisting of a book, short documentaries, a photo exhibition and an Amsterdam based event. Together with journalist Eva Kelder, Theijs travelled across the United States in the months leading up to the presidential election of 2008. With a 'backpack filled with preconceptions' they set out to examine the American identity.
From 2009 to 2012, Theijs photographed life on the edge of the Dutch city of Groningen. A dynamic area, that is constantly being shifted. Where does the city end and the rural landscape begin?
Randverschijningen, het leven op de stadsrand, Kijk in de Vegte, Marieke; Theijs, Sabina, Platform GRAS, Groningen, 2012 In Search of Americans, Kelder, Eva; Theijs, Sabina, Free Musketeers, Zoetermeer, 2009
Sabina Theijs studied photography at the Utrecht School of Arts (HKU). Her work has been exhibited throughout the Netherlands and has appeared in books and magazines, such as American Photography 23 and GUP magazine. She worked as the assistant to Dana Lixenberg from 2006-2007. In 2009, she was invited by World Press Photo for a satellite exhibition of the World Press Photo exhibition. She has been a member of the jury at several photo competitions and is a teacher at the Photo Academy.
Sabina's work consists of documentary series in which she focuses on people who share a certain passion or living situation. Sabina lived in New York City from 2006 to 2007 to photograph the gentrification of the Lower East Side. Since 2009 she has been photographing the edge of the city of Groningen. In this - often surreal - area between the city and the country side nothing seems to be permanent and people are always on the move.
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