Pieter ten Hoopen

Dutch, 1974–present

Documentary photographer and filmer since late 90s. Ten Hoopen started his career as a photojournalist by working for Swedish newspapers and shortly after he developed his international career by covering stories for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker and Le Monde.

Ten Hoopen is the founder of the company Civilian Act and develops film and photographic projects. The film Hungry Horse: Legends of the Everyday was nominated for an Emmy award. Ten Hoopen has been awarded with four prices in the prestigious World Press Photo award whereof three first prices, 2008, 2010 and 2019.

Books published by ten Hoopen: Stockholm, Tokyo 7 and Hungry Horse.

Ten Hoopen’s documentary work has a poetic tone and a stillness to it. His atmospheric photographic language invites the viewer to reflect on present events in a quiet, very focused way. Through his lense the viewer is enabled to touch the essence in a situation, creating room to experience both beauty and pain.