Melissa Schriek (1992) is a Dutch photographer who studied documentary photography at The Royal Academy of Arts in The Netherlands. The last year she has worked on several projects like ‘The City is a Choreography’ and ‘ODE: an exploration of the dynamics of female friendship'. Schriek explores relationships between individuals and their environment through both observation and staging. Her work is often created with a performative approach, aesthetically and conceptually exploring the border between staged and documentary photography. With her sensibility for the body as a sculpture, she aims to create images that challenge our perception of human connection.