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Already at primary school, Voeten was editor at the school paper and got his first story published in the Okki, a kiddie magazine. Over the years he moved on, publishing in major outlets such as Vanity Fair an Newsweek, but in the meantime never shunning the small and independent publications.

Here you find a selection of his articles, photostories, reviews and more. The handwritten dispatches from the genocide in Rwanda, his notorious essay ‘Neo Vulturism in Contemporary Documentary Photography’, his latest work on Mexico, the many interview held with Voeten over time and much, much more.

 

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All photos © Teun Voeten / All photos are protected by international copyright law.




Over the years, Voeten has covered the conflicts in Angola, Liberia, Colombia, Gaza, Lebanon, Honduras, Iraq and Iran. He has won numerous awards for his work 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.


"Trained as an anthropologist, Voeten considers each shot scientifically, relying on simple, stark realism to capture humanity at its most exposed and most present. He acutely understands the ethical questions behind photographing humans at their most vulnerable, in the throes of loss and despair, sometimes even just moments before death. And, he says it is crucial to realize when one's work approaches the edge of voyeurism and exploitation, and to treat those moments with great respect and tasteful care."
--Brentney Hamilton in Dallas Observer (2012)


"Teun Voeten has found yet another frontier in the great American experiment - the one underground, in the tunnels of Manhattan - and delivered it to us in an utterly charming and fascinating account. Part anthropologist and part journalist, Voeten dwells in a unknown world that most of us simply pass by in a hurry. To fully know America, one most follow Voeten into her depths. There is much there to admire and, yes, to learn from"
--Sebastian Junger, bestselling author of "The Perfect Storm" and "War"


"Voeten is not someone who just poked his head in and squeaked, "hello?" into the darkness."
--Marc Singer, maker of the award winning tunnel documentary "Dark Days"


"The special thing about Teun Voeten’s photos is that they are linked to words. He is exceptional in his ability to express his knowledge, experiences and thoughts in writing, perhaps not applied specifically to particular photos, but associated with the things he experiences and which move him. In this way, the photos and words operate together. They create a world where the viewer and the reader seeks his way."
--Johan De Vos, Belgian Art Critic


"Voeten is no doubt one of the most adventurous reporters in the Netherlands"
--Vrij Nederland, NL


"Teun Voeten behoort tot de generatie jonge fotografen die in de traditie van 'human interest'- en reportagefotografie werkt. Hij is een eigenzinnige en gedreven freelancer. Zijn foto's getuigen van een diepgaande inleving in het onderwerp en van een persoonlijk betrokken visie op gebeurtenissen en mensen, of dit nu de 'tunnelmensen' in New York, de rebellen in Sierra Leone of de Dinka's in Soedan zijn."
--Fotolexicon


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Interviews and Reviews

With and about Teun Voeten

 

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2015 - 11 Cultureel Persbureau
NL
Welcome to the Jungle: Een Catastrofale Clusterfuck bij de Kanaaltunnel

Daniel Bertina reviews the video doc made by Maaike Engels and Teun Voeten on the refugee camp near Calais.
Online version Nederlands
photoq teun voeten oorlogsfotografie
2015 - 03 Brussel Deze Week
NL
EN
War Photographer Bids Farewell to Molenbeek

Teun Voeten explains why he left the mainly immigrant Brussels community of Molenbeek
Online version Nederlands
PDF version English
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2014 - 01 High Times
EN
Interview with a War Reporter

"All you need is a Camera and a War."
Online version
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2012 - 09 El Paso Times
EN
Juárez's horror, in pictures: Dutch photojournalist's book documents years of brutality

Review on Narco Estado.
Online version
dallas observer on teun voeten
2012 - 03 Dallas Observer
EN
Internationally Acclaimed War Correspondent, Teun Voeten, to Speak at PDNB Gallery

Review on work Teun Voeten and the talk he gave at Southeren Methodist University, Dallas.
Online version
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2012 - 12 Narco Estado Huffington Post
EN
Teun Voeten Declares War in Mexico

Review by LA-based culture critic Harris Silver.
Online version
narco_estado
2012 - 12 Narco Estado Vrij Nederland
NL
Niet Kijken.

With the remarkable words ‘Don’t Look’, Dutch Weekly Vrij Nederland closes its review.
PDF version
ten years wat photography
2011 - 09 Generation 911 Catalogue Gemak
EN
NL
Ten Years War Photography

Design Cultures Professor Timo de Rijk interviews Teun Voeten about the group show he curated ‘Generation 9/11’, with work from, among others, Tim Hetherington, Moises Saman, Simon Norfolk, Nina Berman en Kai Wiedenhoefer.
PDF version English
Online version Nederlands
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2012 - 06 PM Press
EN
Teun Voeten

A selection of reviews about ‘Tunnel People’ on the website of the publisher PM. Scroll down to see the reviews.
Online version
teun voeten brussels agenda interview
2007 - 02 Interview Brussels Agenda
EN
Calluses on the Soul

Interview with Teun Voeten on his War Photography exhibit in De Buren, Brussels.
PDF version
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2007 - 02 Catalogue DeBuren
EN
NL
FR
Teun Voeten’s eyes, and ours too

Essay by Belgium’s renowned Art Critic Johan Devos
PDF version English
PDF version Nederlands
PDF version Français
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