The journey of a diamond - An extensive photo-journalistic research into the diamond industry. Covering nine countries (Angola, Sierra Leone, DR Congo, Belgium, India, France, Holland, United Kingdom), the story shows the roads a diamond takes from the mines in Africa to the consumer in the western world (2004 – 2005)
Sierra Leone, 2004
Diamond found at the Sewa river © Kadir Van Lohuizen

Began his photographic career in the early 1990s working as a freelance for the Guardian and Observer newspapers. In 1999 he shifted his attention to international current affairs covering the war in Kosovo and moved to the Balkans at the end of the year which he used as a base to cover events throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. He now splits his time between New York, London and Kosovo.

He is a regular contributor to the New York Times and The Observer and his work has been widely published internationally in magazines such as Newsweek, Stern, Geo, Time, The Sunday Times Magazine, Mother Jones, and Mare. He has received many awards including three from World Press Photo and three from Pictures of the Year. He has twice been named photojournalist of the year by Amnesty International, and has received a Getty Grant for Editorial Photography for his work in Kosovo.

1998 De Zilveren Camera
1998 World Press Photo
2000 Dick Scherpenzeel
2005 Dick Scherpenzeel ("The Diamonds Matters")
2006 Prize for Investigative Journalism in Holland and Belgium ( "The Diamonds Matters")
2006 World Press Photo ("The Diamonds Matters")
2007 "Kees Scherer" prize for the best photobook in Holland
2007 PDN Annual Award in the USA

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