Teun Voeten studied Cultural Anthropology and Philosophy before he started to work as a photographer and journalist. Over the years, he covered conflicts in former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Colombia, Gaza, Lebanon, Iraq, and DR Congo. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, The New Yorker, and National Geographic among others. Voeten is also a contributing photographer for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, Human Rights Watch and the United Nations. In 1996, Voeten published ‘Tunnelmensen’, a journalistic anthropological account of an underground homeless community in New York. In 2000 he published How de Body? Hope and Horror in Sierra Leone, a first hand account of this terrible war. Voeten won numerous awards for his work. He lives between New York and Brussels. Currently, he is working on a book project documenting drug related violence in Mexico.