In June 2021 Nanouk Prins graduated with honors at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She was selected as FRESH EYES European Photography Talent 2020, and new Dutch talent 2021 by Gup Magazine.

In June 2021 Nanouk published a photobook called ‘Empty Forest’. It’s about a young woman called Emma Hauck, who was admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Heidelberg in 1909. ‘In my work there is a contrast between present, past, reality and illusion. It conveys a longing between what is and what could be, or what has been. I use light, presence of shadows, absence of wind and long shutter speeds to draw viewers into another world. A world where time seems to have stopped. A world that doesn’t belong to anyone.’