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Tomas Van Houtryve
Photographic Museum of Humanity 2015 Grant

A distinguished jury comprised of James Estrin (The New York Times), Christopher Anderson (Magnum Photos), Arianna Rinaldo (Cortona On The Move Festival), and Roberto Huarcaya (Centro de la Imagen de Lima) has awarded Tomas van Houtryve the PMH 2015 Grant first prize ($2000) for his series Blue Sky Days. Reflecting on the darker uses of photography in the twenty-first century,

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ICP Infinity Awards

The International Center of Photography (ICP) has announced the honorees of the 31st Annual Infinity Awards. Among the recipients is VII Photographer Tomas van Houtryve who will receive the award in the Photojournalism category. In the press release Executive Director Mark Lubell is quoted, “We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2015 Infinity Awards. We look forward to

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72nd POYi Awards

The winners of the 72nd POYi Awards have been announced, and VII Photo Agency is pleased to share the news that photographers Ed Kashi, Marcus Bleasdale, and Tomas van Houtryve were all recognized in this year’s awards. Ed Kashi was named Multimedia Photographer of the Year highlighting his films “Syria’s Lost Generation”, “Mexico: Needless Suffering at End of Life”, “Under

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World Press Photo Awards 2015

Tomas Van Houtryve was honored with the 3rd prize distinction for his drone photography story, “Blue Sky Days,” in the Contemporary Issues category of the 2015 World Press Photo Awards. “Several thousand people have been killed by covert U.S. drone strikes since 2004. The photographer bought his own drone, mounted a camera and traveled across the United States looking for

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Leica Akademie Italy and VII Photo have come together to create new growth opportunities those who wish to pursue photography as a means of personal expression, and who want to achieve a more personal and deeper vision, whether they newcomers or experts, professionals, amateurs and students. The photographers of the prestigious photo agency VII created in 2001 by seven of

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Aaron Siskind Foundation IPF Grant

Tomas van Houtryve was among the five selected recipients of the 2014 Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant.

Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography

Tomas Van Houtryve is among this year’s winners of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, receiving support for his project In Drone’s We Trust, on America’s drone war.

Interview with Tomas van Houtryve

Tomas Van Houtryve discusses his ongoing work in North Korea and “the photos he took from the outside looking in” during this recent interview.