Teun Voeten

Brussels, Belgium



~~Teun Voeten studied Cultural Anthropology and Philosophy in the Netherlands.

~~He covered conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, Colombia, Rwanda, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza, Honduras, the DRC, North Korea and Libya for magazines such as Vanity Fair, Newsweek, The New Yorker and National Geographic.

~~He wrote two books: 'Tunnel People', an anthropological-journalistic account of 5 months living with an underground homeless community in New York; 'How de Body? Hope and Horror in Sierra Leone', a book about Voeten's trip to the country, which nearly ended in disaster when he was hunted down by rebels.

~~He is currently working on a photo project about drug violence in Mexico.

The Yazidis are a religious minority living in the border regions between Syria, Iraq and Turkey.

As the Syrian Civil War enters its fifth year, Teun Voeten and journalist Robert Dulmers travel across the country with government forces, gaining unique access to the hotspots of the ongoing conflict.

Following the signing of a peace treaty and formation of a transitional government last year, a contingent of 10,000 UN troops was dispatched to DR Congo to help rebuild the country.

The devastating consequences of Mexico’s drug trade and its government attempts to contain it.

In the midst of the civil war of Sierra Leone, Teun Voeten found himself ‘…caught in between mutinous, marauding gangs of renegades intent on looting, maiming and killing.

In the mid-1990s, a small group of homeless people went underground to start a new life in the tunnel systems of Manhattan.

Muammar Gaddafi sees himself one way; Eastern Libya sees him another.

Once voted the ugliest city in Europe by the readers of a prominent Dutch daily newspaper, Charleroi is struggling to shake off decades of post-industrial decline and bad publicity.