Addis Foto Fest 2012



Petterik Wiggers

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Petterik Wiggers has been working as a photographer and cameraman in Africa for over twenty years. Based in Addis Ababa, he travels all over Africa for his picture stories. Wiggers has been commissioned by international media like Time Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Wired Magazine, New York Times, Guardian, Financial Times, Observer, Monocle, etc. He also works for UNHCR and WFP and international NGOs. His works include the installation “Black Roots”: a project on the cultural relationships and similarities in the Afro-American Diaspora; West Africa, South America and the Netherlands, 1997-2003. “Living under Constant Threat”: AV/installation on civilians living in conflict situations, MSF/Holland; Germany, Holland, Canada, Somalia, 2002. “Great Expectations,” International project on pregnancy and birth, World Health Organization (WHO). Ethiopia 2004-2010. Among other awards he was honoured with the National Photojournalist Award in the Netherlands. Petterik is represented by Hollandse Hoogte Photo Agency, Netherlands and Panos Pictures, UK.


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