Geert van Kesteren
Geert van Kesteren (1966) is a Dutch photographer, writer and filmmaker who has been reporting on conflict and humanitarian crisis throughout the world for well over twenty-five years – most notably Why Mister, Why? (2004) and Baghdad Calling (2008), on the aftermath of the US-led invasion of Iraq. The combination of professional photos with amateur snapshots on mobile phone cameras in ’Baghdad Calling’ and his collaboration with acclaimed Dutch designers Mevis and Van Deursen resulted in presentations that ‘breathed a new direction into photojournalism’. It brought him various international prizes and exhibitions, such as the ICP’s Infinity award, or at the Barbican Art Gallery. His work is part of collections, such as at the Rijksmuseum.
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