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Jan-Joseph Stok, né au Pays-Bas en 1978, travaille depuis plus de quinze ans sur le continent Africain, où il couvre les conflits et leurs conséquences, pour la presse Néerlandaise et Internationale. Il a travaillé dans 26 pays du continent Africain comme la République Démocratique du Congo, la Somalie, le Darfour au Soudan, le Tchad... et a publié deux ouvrages : Blood Mobile sur le marché du coltan au Congo (Ensemble avec Seada Nourhussen) et un livre sur le Darfour (Ensemble avec Elwin Verheggen). Ses images veulent illustrer la condition humaine et raconter des destins souvent oubliés, dont on parle peu.

Jan-Joseph Stok is a photojournalist with a Master in Photojournalism and Documentary photography obtained at the London College of Communication. With more than 15 years experience working on the African continent across 26 English and French speaking African countries. He has worked extensively in Congo since 2005 and covered a wide range of topics for the Dutch and International press. For four years he worked as Africa/conflict photographer for the Dutch Newspaper Trouw. Nowadays he often works for International media and has been published in European and International newspapers and magazines around the world. He has a great experience in Human rights and environmental issues, also investigating stories on issues like minerals, Oil exploration,deforestation... He is the author of two journalistic books called "Blood Mobiles"(together with Seada Nourhussen) and Welcome in Darfur this is our lives (Together with Elwin Verheggen). He has trained local photographers in Nigeria, Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. He has received several awards, such as Best Photojournalist of the Year under 30 in 2006 at the Zilveren Camera. In 2008, his picture of Laurent N'kunda dressed in his suit taken at his home was awarded best foreign picture of the year in the Netherlands at the Zilveren Camera. Jan-Joseph has strong field-experience, covering some of the most difficult countries in the world such as Sudan (Darfur), Congo, Somalia, Chad and Afghanistan. He is very used to working in hard conditions, but the key of his work lays in building trust with people on the ground.
 

Jan-Joseph Stok

Based in S'Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)

Currently in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

portfoliosee archive

Blood Mobiles, Coltan in Congo 

La récolte du Coltan, un minéral précieux et couteux, est une source de financement des conflits au Congo. Les milices gagnent environ 8 millions de dollars rie (...)

Tony the wounded soldier / Tony le soldat blessé

Toninho Norden est un vétéran de la guerre à Afghanistan. Il est né en 1987. Il a été gravement blessé par une bombe qui était caché en bordure de la route au (...)

Black Gold in Congo / L'Or noir au Congo

L'exploration pétrolière dans la République Démocratique du Congo est une nouvelle menace pour la stabilité d'un pays déjà complètement déchiré par la guerre.