Tim Dirven was born in 1968 in Turnhout, Belgium. He studied photography at the Saint Lucas Institute in Brussels from 1988 to 1992 and documentary photography at the FAMU-Institute (Academy of Performing Art) in Prague. Since 1996, he has been working full time for the Belgian newspaper De Morgen. He has won several national and international contests and in 2002 won the World Press Photo, 3rd prize in the category daily life stories, for his report about refugees in Afghanistan. His first photography book Yesterday’s People was published in June 2006 by the Museum of Photography of Antwerp. His second photography book Karkas was published in September 2017 by Lannoo. Dirven is a member of the London based agency Panos Pictures. (Photo shot in Stepanavan, Armenia 2004. Photo sponsors: Guilford and Pam Leggett; Braxton Davis Honeycutt.)


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