Katrien Franken (1971) is a keen observer, looking at life from the sidelines. She pays special attention to her surroundings and allows her subjects to speak for themselves. Franken is self-taught and has only since 2006 focused fully on photography. It is interesting to see how her work is still developing as she grows increasing closer to her subjects. Regardless of the subject, her eye is very accurate. Caught in aesthetic beauty, seeming coincidental moments are deliberately chosen with great accuracy. Recently, Franken’s work has been featured in an exhibition in Kahmann Gallery. In 2011 she won the PANL award.