Robert Knoth (Netherlands, 1963) has worked as a rock photographer from 1990 to 1994, when he decided to go to Somalia to do a story on the civil war. Since 1994 he has worked in many parts of the world including Afghanistan, Sudan, the former Yugoslavia, Angola, Somalia, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Thailand, Israel. He won several awards between 1995 and 1999 at the 'Zilveren Camera', the annual contest for photojournalist in the Netherlands; 2nd prize in the category 'People in the News' in the World Press Photo Contest 1999 and best newsphoto of 1999 in the Czech Republic.
Actualité PRIVATE 48 Printemps 2010 nouveau numéro disponible Les images de ce numéro nous font voir les disparités économiques telles qu’elles existent aujourd’hui. Elles viennent briser l’engourdissante indifférence générée par les programmes télé asseptisés des principales chaînes d’information. Ces images sont un appel au réveil des consciences; nous avons besoin de regarder attentivement, de prendre conscience du monde réel qui nous entoure et non de nous cacher derrière les écrans de protection de nos vies monotones – si fastidieuses pour les riches, si dures pour les exclus.... Exposition Robert Knoth & Antoinette de Jong exposent "Poppy, Trails of Afghan Heroin" au Nederlands Fotomuseum
Poppy, Trails of Afghan Heroin
The unique project Poppy contains work that was assembled over the past 20 years by Antoinette de Jong and Robert Knoth. They travelled along the trade routes following Afghan heroin, and reveal the darker side of globalization in an impressive way.
Their journey begins in Afghanistan, and they take us along to Central Asia, the Balkans, Somalia, England and Holland. The Nederlands Fotomuseum is showing their report as a multi-screen installation.
Poppy shows how the Poppy flower creates a web of chaos, violence and destruction. A publication with the title Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin will be appearing simultaneously.
“Either we destroy poppies or poppies destroy us.” - Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, 2006 -
After their first visits in t... Exposition Photographer Robert Knoth and writer and broadcaster Infinite Wastelands, il disastro nucleare in quattro aree dell'ex Unione Sovietica
Curated by Greenpeace International
Photographer Robert Knoth and writer and broadcaster Antoinette de Jong have worked on a big project and campaign in partnership with Greenpeace International, on the four locations where nuclear disasters have taken place. At the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl-disaster the project stresses that Chernobyl was by no means exceptional. The project is very much linked to the current discussion about the climate change and the need to secure our energy supply of tomorrow. Already, a lot of what we use through privatized energy-companies in Europe stems from nuclear plants in Russia. The Russian nuclear industry however, has an appalling history of accidents, and of deliberately dumping nuclear materia...