Bio Teun Voeten, dd. early 2007
Teun Voeten, who originally studied Cultural Anthropology and Philosophy, is an award winning photojournalist and author who has been covering the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sudan, Angola, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Colombia, Gaza, Liberia, Lebanon and Iraq. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, The New Yorker, and National Geographic among others.
Voeten is also a contributing photographer for organizations such as the International Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, Human Rights Watch and the United Nations. In 2002 St. Martin’s Press published his book “How de Body. Hope and Horror in Sierra Leone”.
The European Commission Voeten honored Voeten with the Natali award (Human Rights and Journalism) and John Hopkins University gave him the Sais-Novartis Award for his work in Sierra Leone. American Photography selected him for their yearbook with the Liberia images he took for Vanity Fair. His widely published Pyong Yang images are currently on a traveling exhibit on the Korean peninsula. Besides his journalistic work, Voeten also operates a one man NGO that supports a high school in Sierra Leone.