Pieter Ten Hoopen, 1974, Netherlands, left for Sweden in 1999 to study photojournalism at the Nordens Fotoskola, since then he has been living and working in Sweden. Pieter has been all over the world for his stories, from Iraq to Kenya and from Russia to Mallorca. In 2010 Ten Hoopen won two World Press Photo Awards, one of them for his series on Hungry Horse in Montana. Next to his outstanding work as a photojournalist he has been recognized for his portraiture and his commercial work as his campaign for SSU. The following images come from his series Stockholm, Balakot - Earthquake and Kitezh - The Invisible Town.
The target of this website is embedded in its name; to post active image-makers until we reach 500 photographers. The photographers can be from any discipline within the photographic range, but they have to be worth looking at and have a certain level of quality. When we get to number 500, we will have a deep database of great photographers.
500 photographers is done by Pieter Wisse, a photographer himself based in Rotterdam, NL. For three years (2009-2012) he was the founder and owner of Four Eyes Photography & Art, a gallery and bookstore based in his hometown that also released Four Eyes Photography Magazine.
Once this website reaches photographer #500 it will be finished and done. It will then only be here with the function of being an archive of amazing photographers of the 21st century.
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