Teun Voeten studied Cultural Anthropology and Philosophy before he started to work as a photographer and journalist. Over the years, he covered the conflicts in Ex- 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, Frankfüerter Allgemeine, Vrij Nederland, De Morgen, De Standaard, Le Soir 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 and is a sought after lecturer at universities and cultural institutions. He lives between New York and Brussels.