Sanne De Wilde was born in Antwerp (Belgium) on the 15th of April 1987. Graduated as Master of Fine Arts, Photography at KASK (Royal Academy of Fine Arts) in Ghent with great honours, June 2012. Currently working as freelancer for ‘De Volkskrant’ and living in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Sanne is holding an interactive installation 'The Island Of The Colorblind' (co-produced by IDFA Doc Lab & Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond) at the Tribeca Film Festival:
What does color mean to those who can’t see it? In the late eighteenth century a catastrophic typhoon swept over Pingelap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean. One of the few survivors carried a rare gene that causes achromatopsia, a condition that includes the inability to distinguish colors. Over generations, the islanders ended up perceiving their world in black and white. The Island of the Colorblind invites the audience to explore this shift in perception through de Wilde’s photography and an interactive installation.