For me photography is about bringing a viewer into another world with both his mind and his soul or emotions.

Creating stories has let me to my current work where I try to create a more personal experience within my work or body of work.

 

 

 

 

 

awards

exhibitions

festivals

keynote speaker

work experience

about me

awards and nominations

 

2016 — Finalist for the Artist World Registry Grand, USA

2015 — Secret societies of west Africa - finalist in LensCulture portrait award.

2015 — Secret societies of west Africa - Nominated Athens photofestival 2015, Benaki museum

2012 — Honourable mention at Zilveren Camera awards for the production and quality of my multimedia work

2011 — Nominated for the TEGEL in the category best online documentary - ‘Roots of Evil’

2010 — Nominated PANL Awards 2010 - Best editorial feature series - ‘Chronic malnutrition in Guatemala’

2010 — Zilveren Camera Awards 2nd Place Canon Innovation Award - ‘Detroit, stories from a city in free fall’

2009 — Pre - Selected for the DutchDoc documentary awards - ‘Detroit, stories from a city in free fall’

2009 — Prix Italia 2009 winner of special prize with multimedia documentary - ‘Detroit, city in free fall’

2008 — Nominated Journalist for Peace 2008 by Humanistic Peace Council - War in Darfur, North Uganda

2007 — IPA / LUCIES awards Honarable Mention­ feature story - ‘The War in Darfur and the water crisis’

2007 — The Zilveren Camera 2nd Place - Best International News Series - ‘Inside Darfur, war in Sudan’

2006 — Dick Scherpenzeel prize Honourable Mention - ‘LRA and the Hidden War of North Uganda’

2005 — IPA / LUCIES 2nd place Editorial Feature Story - ‘Hidden War, North Uganda’

2005 — IPA / LUCIES Honorable Mention Feature Story - ‘Hidden Children, Madagascar’

2004 — Best European news 2nd Place - ‘Murder of Theo van Gogh’ for the Sunday TimesMagazine

solo exhibitions

 

2015 — 'mining for gold' - athens photofestival, the benaki museum, athens, GR

2011 — ‘children of gold - goldmining in burkina faso’ public library — the hague NL

2009 — ‘wereldblijk - leven in darfur’ noorderparkkamer — amsterdam NL

2009 — ‘warchild & amnesty international - darfur crisis’ filmhuis uitzending — the hague NL

2008 — ‘why war in afrika’ museum van volkenkunde — leiden NL

2007 — ‘inside darfur, sudan’ agora gallery hellenic centre for photography festival — athens GR

2007 — ‘inside darfur, sudan’ main hall of canon europe hq — hoofddorp NL

2005 — ‘children in conflict areas’ stichting lancelot — the peace festival — the hague NL

2004 — ‘the salalah hell, liberia’ central library — the hague NL

2004 — ‘the salalah hell, liberia’ haagse hogeschool — the hague NL

2003 — ‘face of war, angola’ central library — the hague NL

2002 — ‘war on ambon, indonesia’ horizon holland — waalwijk NL

2001 — ‘war on ambon, indonesia’ oxfam novib — at twelve different locations in the netherlands

group exhibitions and festivals

 

2013 — AAF artfair Amsterdam. playing, sierra leone, sold to private collection

2011 — ‘roots of evil’ multimedia exposition with installation and prints - fotofestival naarden - naarden NL

2010 — detroit ‘brenda story’ silver camera exhibit - fotomuseum - the hague NL

2008 — ‘darfur crisis’ nieuwspoort presscenter - the hague NL

2007 — ‘darfur crisis’ silver camera exhibition - fotomuseum - the hague NL

2007 — ‘africa’ africa art festival - chicago USA

2007 — ‘nowhere to go - life inside the darfur conflict’ cinema and justice festival - the hague NL

2007 — ‘the lords resistance army of joseph kony’ international noorderlicht fotofestival - aakerk - groningen NL

2007 — ‘between memory & future - life inside the darfur region’ month of photography - erato gallery - athens GR

2007 — ‘two evening screenings about my darfur work’ photofestival visa pour l’image - perpignan FR

2006 — ‘shqipëri - life in albania after communism’ hype - stedelijk museum post cs - amsterdam NL

keynote speaker and workshops

 

2004 — lezing over werken in Darfur — festival Horen Zien en Schrijven — Den Haag

2007 — lezing over beeldradio — grote NVJ / NVF freelancers dag — Amersfoort

2007 — televisie interview Schepper&Co door Jacobine Geel — NCRV

2007 — lezing over het werken in Darfur op de NIDF HDdag — Haarlem

2007 — verhaal in NVJ magazine over mijn gebruik van beeld en multimedia

2007 — lezing over mijn gebruik van beeldradio — Sanoma Uitgevers Hoofddorp

2007 — lezing over oorlog in Darfur — cinema and justice festival ‘Nowhere to go’ — Centrale Bibliotheek Den Haag

2007 — keynote presentation over de oorlog in Darfur — ‘Movies that matter’ ( amnesty Int ) — Filmhuis Den Haag

2007 — lezing at the festival ‘Act of Faith’ about ‘The LRA of North Uganda’ — Noorderlicht Groningen

2007 — ‘Inside Darfour’ at the International Month of Photography — Art Tower /ᅠErato Gallery Athens

2007 — workshop ‘Language of Learning’ voor communicatie bureau — Het Veranderhuis Doorn

2007 — lezing over beeld en multimedia voor magazines — Sanoma Uitgevers Hoofddorp

2008 — lezing over fotografie en nieuwe media — Hogeschool Rotterdam

2008 — lezing over beeld en geluid — Fotomuseum Rotterdam

2008 — radio interview over mijn rondreis door Turkije door Jacqueline Maris Het Buitenland — VPRO

2008 — keynote presentation ‘Proud to Present’ Kunstenaars&CO — Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam

2009 — lezing over ‘Darfur’ — Filmhuis Den Haag

2009 — lezing over ‘Kindsoldaten in Afrika’ — Filmhuis Den Haag

2009 — workshop ‘Multimedia als verhalend instrument’ met fotografie en geluid — NIDF Haarlem

2009 — lezing over ‘Inside Darfour’ en presentatie cross media — Unicef Nederland Voorburg

2009 — interview op radio 6 bureau buitenland — Eeuw van de stad VPRO

2010 — lezing over ondernemen in de fotografie voor de NVJ / NVF — Fotomuseum Rotterdam

2010 — televisie interview van een uur over mijn werk als fotograaf ( Grieks gesproken ) — DION TV

2010 — workshop multimedia maken voor fotografen — NIDF Haarlem

2012 — lezing over kinderrechten en mijn werk — UNICEF Nederland Voorburg

2010 — lezing over miin project ‘Roots of Evil’ ( Engels gesproken ) — Radio Nederland Trainings Centre Hilversum

2010 — lecture ‘Captured death; the boundaries of photojournalism’ ( English spoken ) — AUC Amsterdam

2011 — Seminar Zilveren Camera over multimedia en fotografie ( English spoken ) — Fotomuseum Den Haag

2011 — lezing over beeld, geluid en multimedia ( English spoken ) — Radio Nederland Trainings Centre Hilversum

2011 — lezing over mijn werk en de markt — Professional Imaging Beurs Nieuwegein

2011 — radio interview over mijn werk — Villa VPRO

2011 — televisie interview over ‘Guatamala’ door Ivo Niehe — Tros TV show

2011 — foto lezing over mijn werk — Fotolumni Fotovakschool Apeldoorn

2012 — lezing over mijn werk ‘VROAAM carrièredag BNO / PANL / FF / ADCN’ — Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam

2012 — lezing over Turkije ‘Where does europe ends festival’ ( English spoken ) — AEGEE te Utrecht

2012 — workshop deel i multimedia en fotografie — Fotovakschool FotoLumni Amsterdam

2013 — workshop deel ii multimedia en fotografie — Fotovakschool FotoLumni Amsterdam

2013 — lezing over werken op Leica Shoot Amsterdam Festival — Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam

2013 — lezing over nieuwe media en fotografie op Shoot Amsterdam — Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam

2013 — lezing over mijn fotografie op de ‘NVJ Freelancersdag Event’ — De Observant Amersfoort

2013 — lezing over nieuwe media de ‘NVJ Freelancersdag Event’ — De Observant Amersfoort

 

2014 — 2017

Many workshops and lectures for a wide variety of clients including the University of Amsterdam, Panasonic Europe,

Shoot Amsterdam, IBC, Promise tech, Photokina, Professional Imagaing, photography retailers and many more...

 

work experience

 

albania 2004 * 2005 * 2007

afghanistan 2006

angola 2001

bangladesh 2011

benin 2011

bolivia 2014

bulgaria 1999

burkina faso 2010

cambodia 2010

czechoslovakia 2015

dubai 2002 * 2009 * 2015,

egypt 2005

france 2003, 2014

germany 2004, 2016, 2017

greece 2006 * 2013, 2016, 2017

guatemala 2010

iceland 2015, 2016

ireland 2015, 2016

indonesia 2000 * 2005

 

 

 

japan 2011, 2016

liberia 2003, 2010, 2011

madagaskar 2004

mozambique 2014

madeira 2017

pakistan 2005

peru 2014

poland 2004

portugal 2017

sierra leone 2010, 2011, 2012

sudan ( darfur ) 2007

surinam 2006

spain 2017

turkey 2008 * 2009 * 2012

uganda 2005, 2008, 2011

ukraine 2012 * 2013

united kingdom 2005 2015

usa 2005 * 2007 * 2009 * 2012