Awards

2011

  • Bourse FNAC 2011
  • Runner-Up in the 2011 Photography Contest of The Forward Looking Museum (Artist Level), New York, NY, USA.
  • Two prizes in the Zilveren Camera (1st in category Portraits, 3rd in Art, Culture and Entertainment)

2009

  • Art of Photography Show (San Diego, CA) Award.
  • Nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography (Santa Fe, NM)

2008

  • VPRO Bob den Uyl Prijs (with author Dick Wittenberg), for the book Binnen is het donker, buiten is het licht.

2007

  • Lead Academy 2007 Certificate of Honor (most prestigious German award for printed and online media) for “Wir sind der Staat” (We Are The State), published in Cicero Magazine (September 2007).

2006

  • Dick Scherpenzeel Fotografieprijs for photography focusing on the non-Western, developing world for Het gezicht van de armoede (see previous item)

2004

  • World Press Photo 2004, Documentary Portrait Series, for the India chapter of the project Bureaucratics (see reference under Books).
  • Prize of Prague 2004, for the India chapter of the project Bureaucratics (see reference under Books)

2003

  • ICODO-Prijs for contributions to the understanding of the consequences of organized violence, including war, for the book Sporen van oorlog:
    Overlevenden van de Birma- en de Pakanbaroe-spoorweg (see reference under Books).

2002

  • Dick Scherpenzeel Fotografieprijs for photography focusing on the non-Western, developing world for the Mozambique section of the project Bureaucratics (see reference under Books; this section was not included in the book by the same title).

2001

  • Honorable Mention, Unicef Photo of the Year 2001, for the series Kinderen van de witte mist (Children of the White Mist) about the post-war consequences of the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

1997

  • ASN-ADO Mediaprijs for photography focusing on the multicultural society in The Netherlands for a series on a Dutch boxing club.

1995

  • Karel de Grote-prijs (Charlemagne Prize) from the city of Nijmegen for complete body of work.

Since 1988

  • Ten awards and nominations in the De Zilveren Camera contest (see above).