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Robert vanWaarden

Robert vanWaarden

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Profession: Photographer
Location: Amsterdam , Netherlands
Home base: Amsterdam
URL: http://www.vanwaardenphoto.com
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Languages spoken: English, French, Dutch
Organization: Freelance
Journal: http://www.vanwaardenphoto.com/blog.html
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Last login: almost 4 years ago
Member since: 16 Aug 2006 15:08


Robert vanWaarden divides his time between the Netherlands and Montreal where he is continuing to turn his lens on the problem of climate change.

His was recently commissioned by the British Council of Canada to photograph the Cape Farewell Youth Voyage. The images were published internationally in numerous outlets, including CNN and Canadian Geographic. The images are now slated to appear in an International Exhibition beginning with a launch at the British Council Headquarters in London in February 2009 and set to tour Canadian government offices throughout 2009.

Robert vanWaarden travels the world, camera in hand. With 10 years of travel and professional experience behind the lens he has produced some striking images. Robert’s portfolio shows a rich variety of images selected from his various travels. Greenland; Iceland; Portraits of Indonesia; 23 days of Tall Ships racing across the Atlantic; travels on the high Pamir plateau of Central Asia; skiing and climbing adventures in the high Rocky Mountains; the Australian outback; and the urbanscapes of North American, European and Asian cities.

He has spent the last two years focusing on the social movements enacting change and the geographical affects of a changing climate. His work has appeared in major national and international magazines and he counts several international corporations amongst his clients. VanWaarden believes in the power of photography to make a difference. He believes that he can help shift the world towards a more sustainable existence.

VanWaarden’s images have appeared in publications by Canadian Geographic, CNN, CBC, Radio Canada, British Council of Canada, Epoca Magazine, UP! Magazine, COWI, UPEI, McGill Law Journal, The AGE, Gouvernment de Quebec, and numerous international non-profit organizations. His images have appeared in solo shows and group shows in galleries around the world.




Recent Post

Call to Photographers: Help Document October 24th (Volunteer Position)

350.org is Calling on Photographers around the world to cover the global actions for climate change that will be happening on October 24. It will be the largest display of coordinated climate activism ever, over 1500 actions in over 120 countries. We need your help because 6 weeks later, the nations of this world will meet in Copenhagen to sign a new climate treaty.

Excerpt from the letter:

’Every day millions of photographs are made of the beauties of this planet, human and natural. We are captivated by the emotions and stories these photographs convey. From Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter to the anonymous amateurs, iconic images have crystallized public opinion around critical issues and eras in history.

Now, for one day, we need to harness all that skill—your skill—to help captivate the world with one of the most important days of witness the planet has seen. On October 24, at thousands of locations around the world, people will gather to take action on global warming. We’re calling it the 350 day of global climate action—and that will take a little explaining…….

Continue reading this letter and sign up to support this great day of action – http://www.350.org/photograph-o24

02 Oct 2009 16:10 | 44 replies


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