Zwemmen in spoor van Evert van Benthem

Korstiaan de Boer zwemt wekelijks tien kilometer. Hij popelt om aan de Overijsselse Merentocht mee te doen.
Korstiaan de Boer zwemt wekelijks tien kilometer. Hij popelt om aan de Overijsselse Merentocht mee te doen. | beeld Lucia de Vries

War is the crime

First published by Nepali Times

Photographer Stephen Champion goes from covering war between men to war on nature

Photo Willemijn Van Kol

Where to go after the war is over? Many photographers and reporters are confronted with this question after documenting violent conflicts. For Sri Lanka-based British photographer Stephen Champion (above) the answer was obvious: to nature. Or more precisely, to the war being waged on nature in the island.

Stephen Champion was only 25 when he witnessed a man being torn to pieces by a bomb. He did not do what was expected of him: focus his camera and shoot. He crouched down and wept. Continue reading