Dirk-Jan Visser

Dirk-Jan Visser (b. 1978) is a independent documentary photographer based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He works freelance for different media, focusing on social, economic and political issues around the world. In 2005 he photographed the people of Kosovo on the brink of transformation, which resulted in the book Brave New Kosovo. He won a number of awards for his photobookZimbabwe Exodus, including Dutch Photojournalist of the Year 2007 and a special recognition in the POYi World Understanding Award . The Human Rights Watch lobby used the book to help bring about a change of asylum policy in South Africa towards Zimbabweans. In 2009 he participated in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. Visser is represented by Hollandse Hoogte.