Laurent Van der Stockt

Laurent Van der Stockt is a French national, born in Belgium in 1964. He bases himself between Paris and Washington.

Having previously exposed the living conditions of the Romanian people; Laurent returned to document the country after Ceausescu's fall in 1989.

He has concentrated on photographing areas of conflict throughout his career including; former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Chechnya, the Gulf of Kuwait and Iraq.

Laurent Van Der Stockt has often found himself in the line of fire during the course of his work, often finding himself injured as a result. Having been injured by a shell in Vukovar in 1991, he was again hit in Ramallah in 2001 and had his arm seriously damaged in Fallujah in 2005.

Laurent has been awarded several prizes for his work, including the Award of Excellence - Journalism Prize from the Columbia University in 1991, the Paris Match Prize in 1996, the Bayeux Prize for war correspondents in 1995 and the Festival Prize for the Scoop d’Angers, which he won four times between 1991 and 1996.

His work has been published in magazines all over the world including: The New York Times, Newsweek, The Independent, Stern, El Paìs, Paris-Match and many others, has been presented in many exhibitions.