November 5, 2012

L1 Radio Interview | Limburgs Museum | October 27, 2012

After my trip to Lagos I had a lovely radio interview with Tom Doesborg and Frans Pollux about my Bronxites project and the launch of my […]
October 26, 2012

BOOK PRESENTATION | powerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY | November 18, 2012

October 24, 2012

BOOK ‘Ghost Rebublic Somaliland’ | Order now!

Finally it’s here! November 1 marks the publication of my first photo book, Ghost Republic Somaliland: democracy against all odds. This remarkable book is the result […]
October 24, 2012

Opening Nimbus Art Gallery | Lagos, Nigeria | October 18, 2012

It’s an honor to have the Felabration series of Judith and me exhibited along side Anton Corbijn’s photographs of Fela Kuti taken in 1980 in Paris. […]
October 19, 2012

Grant Mondriaan Foundation | Fela Kuti’s Legacy | Oktober 2012

I’m proud to announce that I received a wonderful grant from the Mondriaan foundation to continue to work on my Fela Kuti project! And I’m honored […]
October 3, 2012

Bronxites published in ‘Het Limburgs Dagblad’ | 26 September, 2012

Dutch newspaper ‘Het Limburgs Dagblad’ published a big article about my life and work as a photographer in the Bronx. Thank you Peter Janssen for the […]
October 3, 2012

‘Five Voters across the USA’ | 22 & 25 September, 2012

Dutch newspaper ‘de Volkskrant’ & Belgium newspaper ‘de Morgen’ published ‘Five portraits of voters across the USA‘!  Photographed in Ohio, Oklahoma, Iowa & New York. De […]
June 29, 2012

Dart Society Report publishes Ghost Republic Somaliland | June 26, 2012

‘Ghost Republic Somaliland’ has been published on the Dart Society Reports – a blog covering stories on Trauma, Conflict & Human Rights.  You can see the […]
June 20, 2012

World Refugee Day | June 20, 2012

Today, on World Refugee Day, my heart goes out to all the refugees in the world. Portaits of UNHCR recognised refugees in Hargeisa, the capitol of […]
June 20, 2012

Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography | June 16, 2012

Last Saturday was the opening of the exhibition at the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. I think Tori – the Girl with the Orange Wig – […]
June 6, 2012

PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont | June 29, 2012

Kyohei Abe – Director of Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, DCCP – juror for the third annual ‘PhotoPlace Open’ exhibition, selected one of my ‘Bronxites’ images […]
June 6, 2012

Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography | June 16,2012

I’m proud to be part of the group show ‘Change of Pace 2012’ curated by David Bram, Fraction Magazine at the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography […]
June 6, 2012

CENTER Reviews Santa Fe | May 31 – June 3, 2012

I’m grateful to have received a scholarship to participate in the juried CENTER Portfolio Reviews in Santa Fe (New Mexico,USA). It was a wonderful experience!   […]
June 6, 2012

Conscientious Blog | May 23, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised to see my Bronxites project on the Conscientious Blog. Thank you Joerg Colberg for adding my project to your Contemporary European Photography List! […]
June 6, 2012

NEW | April 26, 2012

I’m happy to announce that I’m part of the Dutch NEW catalogue. The book launch was on April 26th at the WeAreVoid Gallery in Amsterdam.  
April 4, 2012

Figment Groundbreaking Auction | April 4, 2012

FIGMENT – voted NYC’s “Best Art Festival 2011” by the Village Voice- will have a silent auction featuring one of my latest new images of my Bronxites […]
April 4, 2012

Dutch Doc Award | March 29th, 2012

I’m happy to have made it to the longlist of the Dutch Doc Awards with my Bronxites project that was published on the NYTimes Lens Blog last […]
March 14, 2012

Jonathan Safran Foer | March 9, 2012

I photographed writer Jonathan Safran Foer for a Dutch newspaper ‘de Volkskrant’. These are some of my favorite portraits I took of him. You can see the […]
February 23, 2012

GUP magazine | Fela Kuti’s Legacy | February 23, 2012

Today GUP magazine published our new project on their website! You can check it out here!  
February 23, 2012

New project | Fela Kuti’s Legacy | February 21, 2012

Together with photographer Judith Quax I am working on a new project on the legacy of the famous Fela Kuti. The Nigerian Afro-beat musician Fela Kuti (1938-1997) […]
February 22, 2012

Review ‘Somaliland’ | Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos | February 20, 2012

Review about LagosPhoto Festival with a highlight about my project ‘The Ghost Republic of Somaliland’ written by Kerstin Meincke, researcher and curator, for the Centre for Contemporary […]
February 21, 2012

Valentine’s day | 14 February, 2012

Last year I photographed a special Valentine’s day party at a senior life service center called Riverstone in Washington Heights, NY. It was a great opportunity […]
February 17, 2012

Villamedia | February 12, 2012

Nice article about my work written by Michel Robles in VILLAMEDIA magazine this week. To read the whole article – although it’s written in Dutch – […]
December 1, 2011

Prime Minister Rutte visiting President Obama | November 29, 2011

Last Monday and Tuesday I photographed the Dutch Prime Minister Rutte visiting Washington DC for a meeting with President Obama in the White House. Photographing for the […]
November 17, 2011

Interview on BronxNet TV | November 17, 2011

Yesterday I was a guest at ‘Open’  a talk show on BronxNet – a local TV station in The Bronx. It was great to share my […]
November 14, 2011

New York Times Lens Blog | November 14, 2011

I’m very proud to announce that the New York Times published my Bronxites series today on the NYTimes Lens Blog! “She has carefully rendered her adopted […]
November 8, 2011

‘Art from the Heart’ Pop-up Show | November 12, 2011 | New York

One of my  Somaliland portraits is selected for the ‘Art from the Heart’ pop-up show organised by The Vanderbilt Republic and curated by Jo-Anneke van der Molen. […]
October 31, 2011

Vrij Nederland | Koos van den Akker | October 2011

    Vrij Nederland, October 2011, Koos van den Akker, designer in NYC
October 9, 2011

Opening exhibition | LagosPhoto Festival | October 8th 2011

Had a wonderful opening at the LagosPhoto fesival last night! Opening of  LagosPhoto at the Eko Hotel, Lagos More images on: and
October 8, 2011

Visiting Lagos, Nigeria | October 2011

From October 7th until October 20th I’ll be in Lagos visiting the LagosPhoto Festival. There  they will be showing my  GHOST REPUBLIC SOMALILAND project. Will post […]