Annie van Gemert specializes in interiors, portraits, and staged documentary photography. She graduated with a degree in photography from AKI in Enschede in 1990. Portraits and interiors play an important role in the photos. Her photography publications include: Uniformity – Girls’ Boarding Schools in Flanders (1997); Many Children – Large Families in the Netherlands and Flanders (2002); A Summer at Sea (2003); Monks (2006) and Boys and Girls (2009). For this last book, she won second place in the World Press Photo competition in the portrait category.