TEUN VOETEN

PHOTOJOURNALIST AND ANTROPOLOGIST

Teun Voeten is an award winning war photographer and author based in New York and Brussels. Originally, he studied cultural anthropology and philosophy at Leiden University. Over the last 25 years, he covered conflicts world wide for publications such as Vanity Fair and Newsweek and organizations as the UNHCR and ICRC.

He made books on the underground homeless in New York, the war in Sierra Leone and the drug violence in Mexico. Voeten also organizes exhibitions, gives workshops and is a regular lecturer at prestigious academic institutions. He started making video documentaries as well. Septembger 2018, he obtained his PhD degree with a dissertation on the Mexican Drug Violence.

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PhD thesis: Dr Voeten!

After 5 years of hard work, I finished my PhD thesis called ‘The Mexican Drug Violence Hybrid Warfare, Predatory Capitalism and the Logic of Cruelty’. The defense was September 20th 2018 at Leiden University.

A gang of smart professors launched for 45 minutes a relentless attack with critical questions that I managed to counter successfully!

So from now on, it is Dr Voeten. But you can still call me Teun...

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Meet (the work of) Teun Voeten

From prestigious musea and universities world wide to underground galleries, literary bars and even living rooms,

Teun Voeten loves to present his work for a live audience.

Direct communication and exchange of ideas with his audience are essential for his work.



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CAMPAIGN APRÈS LA LETTRE TO SUPPORT MY WORK ON THE MEXICAN DRUG VIOLENCE

As an independent PhD candidate, I financed my research myself and never received grants, stipendia, subsidies or government support. Same for the translation of my book. Basically, I stretched my financial resources to rather irresponsible levels. That is why I started a Print Sale & Crowd Sourcing Campaign Après la Lettre. During the whole month of October, you can purchase special prints for special prices.

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Articles, books and documentaries

Besides numerous articles, Voeten wrote several (photo)books and he also started making documentaries

Journalism

Anthropolgy

After a short stint studying biology, Teun Voeten started to study Cultural Anthropology, minor philosophy, at Leiden University. September 2018, he will defend his PhD thesis on the Mexican Drug Violence at his Alma Mater.

Voeten anthropological background mirrors itself in his way of working, always looking for the human dimension in international global affairs.

On a regular base, Teun Voeten works as a consultant for companies, humanitarian organizations and government agencies.


Anthropology

Bio, Awards, Resume

As a war photographer, anthropologist, researcher and writer, Voeten is passionate to explore la condition humaine, by all means necessary ... Bio
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