Sven Torfinn (40) More files...
Dutch b. 1971


Sven Torfinn studied photography at the Academy for Fine Arts Sint Joost in Breda, the Netherlands from 1990 to 1995.


He co-founded a magazine about rock climbing and after a short foray into fashion photography he began working as a freelancer for Dutch media travelling to Bosnia, Malaysia, Mexico and Kosovo.


In 1998, after his first encounter with East and Central Africa, he decided to follow the lead of foreign correspondents and base himself in a particular region, rather than continuing to travel around the world from one hot spot to another.


By living in Africa he saw the opportunity to understand the region and produce pictures that could show something more than the familiar images of war, famine and disaster.



Somali police officer looks out over Mogadishu's destroyed coastline from the...
06/2007
Tents cover a hillside in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in...
03/2005
Reserve Brigade soldiers gather to watch a football match on satellite...
06/2006
A Congolese soldier with a machine gun stands behind a child wearing an...
08/2005
Five year old Vani Vamuliya died of dysentery. Her body is laid out under...
03/2005
A child stands on the edge of the Kibati camp for displaced people, where...
11/2008
Children inside the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) tent in the Kibati camp for...
11/2008
People flee violent clashes just outside Goma.
11/2008
Scorched fields remain after Kalenjin youths attacked Kikuyu residents in...
01/02/2008
Paramilitary police escort a convoy of civilians leaving Eldoret to travel to...
02/01/2008
A Kenyan Army plane flies over the burning residential area of Nakuru.
01/02/2008
Young men are turned back by riot police as they try to march along the road...
31/12/2007
Maasai warriors prepare to fight with Kikuyu youths who are blocking other...
29/01/2008
Youth in a suburb of Naivasha checking the ID card of man who wants to go to...
29/01/2008
A small cat is left behind as looted houses burn. Warriors belonging to the...
30/01/2008
A boy wearing a chain around his body walks passed a collapsed, burning...
01/02/2008
More than 13,500 people, mostly from the Kikuyu tribe, have taken refuge in...
08/02/2008
More than 13,500 people, mostly from the Kikuyu tribe, have taken refuge in...
08/02/2008
An acacia tree on the shores of Lake Victoria.
10/2008
Athletes in high-altitude training, running on a road race in Iten, a small...
02/2008
Nancy Chepkwonu plays with her baby daughter, Joylene, after an operation in...
12/2006
At the Oserian flower farm workers are throwing away valuable roses. Cargo...
04/2010
Soldiers from the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) look at the skull of a...
A signboard reading, Yei and New Sudan, the name the SPLA (Sudanese Peoples...
People on their way to church walk under arched palm leaves and a hanging palm...
An old church, built by the Italians, on the main road about 120 kilometres...
Nuer men armed with Kalashnikovs guarding their cattle against raiders, either...
12/2005
Young Murle cattle herder, his face painted white with ashes. The Murle are a...
10/2004
Traffic police outside their office at the main junction in Yei town. Although...
One of the doctors from the Sleeping Sickness screening team funded by...
SPLA (Sudan Peoples Liberation Army) soldier standing in the doorway of a...
Traffic police in Bentiu. South Sudan.
12/2008
Mountains north of Lalibela.
12/2008
Meskel Square, in the past used for military parades, now being decorated for...
08/2007
View from the air, on the way to Uruzgan Province.
10/2009
A man and his flock of sheep sift through a pile of rubbish next to a...
10/2009
A flight of doves take off outside the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, also known as the...
10/2009
The last fight of the day at the Olympic Stadium in Kabul, where the national...
10/2009
In a migrants' shelter in Gao, a mural depicts the dangers of travelling...
02/2009
Trucks loaded with about 150 migrants each travelling between Agadez and the...
03/2002
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