Based in Blantyre, Malawi, Arjen van de Merwe Photography provides up market photography services to NGOs, International Organisations, and private sector companies as well as photography education. From documenting field work in remote villages to slick advertising photographs with elaborate lighting set ups, we can fulfil your photography needs in a professional way, to international standards. We can translate your ideas into captivating, high quality images.
For NGOs most images are documentary showing the work of the organisation, or staged photographs for IEC materials and the like.
For the private sector, we make photographs for annual reports including executive portraits, and photographs for advertising. Here we can realize your concept, or provide creative ideas from our side.
Arjen van de Merwe has made photographs for Nico, Sunbird Hotels, Air Malawi, Malawi Sun Hotel, NBS Bank, IndeBank, Illovo, Zain, MTL, TNM, Access, Central Africana Publishing, RBM, Creative Revolution, Corporate Graphics, and others.
Arjen van de Merwe has published in Elle USA, Irish Times, Aftonbladet. Dutch publications include NRC, Volkskrant, Vrij Nederland, Groene Amsterdammer, Telegraaf, Parool, Live XS, Fret, Slagwerkkrant, Ravage, Highlife. Malawian publications include the Nation, The Daily Times, Weekly News, Arts Magazine, Traveller Magazine, City Side Magazine. He has supplied images to major press agencies including AP (Associated Press) and ANP (Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau). He has carried out assignments in Asia and Africa for ao EU, BBC, Unicef, UNFPA, Interact Worldwide, DSW, WPF, Marie Stopes International.
He won the 2007 World Aids Day Photo Contest of Blantyre Newspapers and the American Embassy in Malawi.
He is affiliated with Still Pictures photo agency in London.
He is a member of the Photographers Association of Malawi (PHOTAMA). From 2007 to 2010 he was vice-secretary.
From 2007 to 2012 he was photojournalism lecturer at Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) (course outline.pdf)
From 2013 he is photojournalism lecturer at the University of Malawi, the Polytechnic.
He initiated the Photojournalism Education Project funded by Tilitonse in 2013
He has trained the photojournalists of BNL/ (syllabus)
If you need any photography, feel free to contact him, to discuss your requirements.
+265 881 583254