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.

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.