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Willem Wernsen, born in 1954 in Amersfoort, Netherlands, is a freelance photographer who focuses on social documentary. He is a member of the Dutch Professional Photographers Association. Before turning to photography, he worked as a butcher and later a market superintendent in his hometown. He has published three books of photography: Beautiful People (2003); Timeless (2011); and Behind the Great Wall (2014), a photojournal of his 5-week trip to China in 1999.

His series "Chinese Factory Workers" was on display at the international FotoFestival Naarden in the Netherlands in 2013. A year later, he participated as a member of the Dutch Naarden delegation to Photoville in NewYork. In November 2014, he was invited to participate in the fifth Jinan International Photography Biennial at the Art Gallery of Shandong Art Museum in Jinan, China. In December 2014, his "Chinese Factory Workers" series was included in the exposition "Faces of China" on the occasion of the international photo festival Brugge Foto 14 in Bruges, Belgium.

Last Updated: April 13, 2015