Geert van Kesteren

Geert van Kesteren (b. 1966) is based in Amsterdam. His book Mwendanjangula! ‘AIDS’ in Zambia, was banned from the 2000 World AIDS Congress in South Africa, despite the fact that these photographs won several international awards. Van Kesteren is a frequent traveller to Africa and the Middle East. His first trip to Iraq was in 1998 during operation Desert Fox for the Dutch weekly Vrij Nederland.

Currently Van Kesteren is working on his new project SPEAKING4EARTH, a project designed to establish an international campaign to support indigenous peoples’ struggle for their land and life. In 2005, Van Kesteren became a nominee with Magnum Photos.