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Pieter Ten Hoopen April 21, 2008

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Pakistan.
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Aftermath of Earthquake in Balakot, Pakistan. 2005

Born 1974 in Tubbergen, Netherlands Pieter Ten Hoopen moved to Sweden 1999. He studied photojournalism at Nordens Fotoskola and has been working for four years as a photojournalist. He has been published extensively and teaches photojournalism in Scandinavia. He is represented by Agence VU in France and Moment Agency in Sweden. His work was awarded first price in the daily life stories for World Press Photo 2008 in addition to being Press Photographer of the Year in Sweden twice. His work from Pakistan was also shown at visa pour in Perpignan, 2006.

About the Photograph:

“This image was taken about one month after the earthquake in Pakistan. People were still coming down from the mountains trying to find shelter and were suffering from trauma. Winter was on the way and the need for shelter was urgent. This father with his child had been collecting food. I spent ten days in Balakot documenting the situation after the quake. People were still digging for their family members.”

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1. Robin Allman - August 26, 2008

This photograph speaks to me, it tells me what the people of Pakistan went through and still are going through. It is a image of dismay, struggle, and defeat but somehow I feel courage and the will to go on when I look closley at it. Indeed an amazing deboucle of epic proportions .


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