Tomas van Houtryve
Van Houtryve is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including POYi Photographer of the Year, the Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents and the Perpignan Young Photographer Award.
Van Houtryve left AP in 2003 to concentrate on large-scale projects, starting with the Maoist rebellion in Nepal. The resulting photos of the rebels' rise to power earned him wide international recognition including the Visa pour l'Image-Perpignan Young Photographer Award and the Bayeux-Calvados Prize for War Correspondents.
In 2006, van Houtryve was named one of PDN's 30 Emerging Photographers. Over the following two years, he managed to gain access into North Korea twice and was able to photograph factories, hospitals and government offices, many of which had never before been seen by a Western photographer.
Van Houtryve was awarded an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship in 2008, to continue documenting the world's remaining communist states. In 2010, was named the POYi Photographer of the Year.
Solo exhibitions of his work have been shown in Paris, New York City, Spain and Italy. His pictures and writing appear regularly in publications worldwide, including Time, The New York Times, Newsweek, Le Figaro, Le Monde, The Independent Magazine, GEO, Stern, Smithsonian, Foreign Policy and National Geographic.