In 2000 Marjan took part in the writing of photo history in the Dutch project "Fotomonument 2000" about daily life of Dutch inhabitants, in cooperation with Anjo Karstens. Their subject was city people with their bikes. Out of 6000 photos, one of hers was chosen for the front cover of the book "Kijk ons" (Look at Us). 

2000 nomination in the American Book Center Calender Competition
2002 nomination for the PANL-award, the Netherlands  
2002 nomination VARA (Broadcast Company) in competition about Cows
2004 winner in category Family Union, photo contest in the United Nations International Year of the Family
2004 selected for Mediterranean Photo Biennale 2002-2004, Mediterranean Foundation of Art 
2004 third place in photo competition of Dutch Weather Institute 
2005 honorable mention in Lucies (International Photography Awards)
2006 third prize photography in Fine Arts International Contest 2006 Antonio Gualda-composer, Granada
2009 selection of one photo for initial collection of Museo de Arte "Antonio Gualda" in Durango, Mexico
2011 nominee  Photojournalism | Peace Angel Human Right in 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup 
2014 Honorable Mention at Moscow International Photography Awards (MIFA)

In january 2014 one of my teachers in photography died: Joop Schaaps.
I owe him many thanks for his knowledge and encouragement.
And he was a mainstay in our efforts for ´World Citizens of Amsterdam`. He is dearly missed.



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