Pauline van Lynden is a Dutch/French photographer, author and publisher based in The Netherlands. She has a MA in Political Sciences from the University of Louvain, trained as an art bookbinder at La Cambre in Brussels, and won the Artibus Prize 1996 during her two years studying drawing, painting and sculpture at Artibus Art School in Utrecht. Her first book, Rajasthan, was published in four languages in 2003 and became an instant bestseller. A Resistible Force / Donkere Palissaden won the Zeeland Book Prize in 2008 and has become a collector’s item. She is currently developing Living Iron, a book about iron and steel from ores to recycling and a book about South India.
Pauline combines photography, writing and book production, and gives great care to every detail of the book-making process. She also loves her research, the way it leads her to have conversations with the widest range of people and visit the most unexpected places, where her unusual, lay person’s interest often opens doors that are closed to others. At the same time she is convinced that the most beautiful things can be found on our doorsteps, and aims to draw attention to the creativity of man and nature in our ever-changing, extraordinary world.