Inge Baauw (1970) always sets out on a journey of her own and chooses the street scene as her main subject. The power of the photography of Inge Baauw lies in its involvement. When she portrays the street boy near the station, he holds up his enormous shopping bag with his modest possessions towards her and there is enthusiasm in his complexion and kindness in his eyes. The more direct her attitude, even more open is his reaction. Baauw's photography is engaged and at the same time characterized by an optimistic commitment, thus she pictures a very straight and honest image of people, in photographs which often tell us more than a thousand words.
Baauw has documented life in many Eastern European countries. In 1999 and 2004 she photographed in Budapest, Hungary. Among the countries she has visited over the past 17 years are Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Bulgaria. Her photographs have been published in catalogues, books and magazines. Her works can be found in a number of public and private collections in the Netherlands, Poland, Estonia and Japan. She often works together with Wim Lamboo with whom she has showcased both national and international exhibitions.