Bénédicte Kurzen and Sanne de Wilde


Bénédicte Kurzen (b. 1980) is a photographer working on cross cultural narratives and mythologies, opening the door to possible redefinitions of social concepts. She was part of the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass (2008), is a Pulitzer Center and European Journalism Center grantee (2012, 2017), was nominated for the Visa d’Or for her work about ethnico-religious violences in Nigeria (A Nation Lost to Gods, 2012), and won the CAP Prize and Liangzhou Award, amongst others. In 2023, she received with Muntaka Chasant and Anas Aremeyaw Anas the Carmignac Photojournalism Award. Her work has been published internationally, and she is a member of the National Geographic Photo Society.

Sanne de Wilde (b. 1987) is a visual artist working with the medium of photography, film, installation and painting, creating long term work on genetics, identity and perception while experimenting with collaborative approaches in storytelling. Her work has been internationally published in National Geographic, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Le Monde, CNN, and Vogue, and has been exhibited at Rencontres d’Arles, Voies OFF, Tribeca Film Festival, Circulations, Lagos Photo, Lodz Fotofestiwal, IDFA, STAM and EYE. She is represented by East Wing Gallery in Doha, Qatar. 

World Press Photo Involvement: 
2019 World Press Photo Contest winner

Bénédicte Kurzen on Social Media: 
Instagram: @benedicte_kurzen
Twitter: @BenedicteKurzen

Sanne de Wilde on Social Media: 
Instagram: @sanne_de_wilde