“I was born very prematurely, two months to be precise. The nurses who took care of me gave me the nickname “Sisse”. Later on I was baptized Marie-Louise, but it never stuck, I have always gone by Sisse.”
Sisse Brimberg is a highly experienced photographer who has photographed over fifty stories for National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic Traveler, ranging from the far corners of Japan’s paper industry to northern Europe’s Viking culture. Her work is exhibited around the world. Her particular passion is for historical/cultural stories that require a great deal of research and even more imagination. You can’t photograph history, of course, so you have to find ways to make the past visible. Together with Cotton Coulson, her deceased husband and colleague, Sisse has been awarded prizes by Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association, White House Press Photographers Association, and Communication Arts.