Valérie van der Tang - Harmanus (Maastricht, 1977) studied ballet at The Royal Conservatoire in The Haque and photography at the Royal Academy of Art in the same city. Currently she works for the ‘Leidse Ballet & Theater school’ and studies for primary school teacher at the HSLeiden.

Valérie Harmanus is a freelance / independent photographer with her own company based in Leiden, The Netherlands. She is a storyteller and image maker.

She photographs portraits and documentary / reportage series for several companies. Always on location. She also teach photography and dance to young children.

The subjects in her own photography projects are: memories, identity and everyday life; telling the stories behind people. She also loves making Japanese - and coptic bookbinding books and granny squares.