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Long before the term ‘multi media’ was coined, Voeten already combined writing and photography. Sometimes one photo says more than a thousand words. But social, political and historical contexts need to be explained by words.

Besides numerous articles, Voeten wrote two books, one on the underground homeless in New York and one on the war in Sierra Leone. His latest publication is a photo book on the drug violence in Mexico.

Narco Estado (2012)

Tunnel People (2010)

Saddam Mania (2006)

New York New York (2005)

How de Body (2000/2002)

Ticket to (1991)

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

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Narco Estado

Drug Violence in Mexico

By Teun Voeten

From 2009 till 2011, Voeten focused on the drug related violence that is destabilizing Mexico. He visited the epicenter of the violence, Ciudad Juarez, as well as other hot spots such as Culiacan and Michoacan. With introductary essays by El Paso based anthropologist Howard Campbell as well as Culiacan based writer Javier Valdez Cardenas, this hard hitting photobook tries to explains why the drug violence in Mexico can no longer be ignored as a fringe criminal problem, since it is eroding the very fundaments of our human civilization. The bookdesign, sober yet strong, is the work of renowned Dutch designer Jan Kleingeld who also designed 'A Ticket To', Voeten's first photo book.

Published 2012 by Lannoo, Belgium
Softcover, 144 pages, 30 Euro or 40 USD.

ISBN: 978 94 014 0407 5


Order Narco Estado

Ordering a copy of Narco Estado is easy! Just send an email to teunvoeten@gmail.com We will get back to you to arrange delivery and payment details, whatever is the most convenient for you.

We can send your book (or any other item) by mail, we can even hand deliver your item if you are in the Brussels, Amsterdam or New York metropolitan area. You can also pick it up in person at the many readings, lectures and presentations Teun Voeten will give in Europe and the USA. For specific dates and places, see the 'Events' section on this site.

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