PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021

Courtesy of Jim Huylebroek

Jim Huylebroek

Jim Huylebroek (b. 1989) is a freelance photographer from Antwerp, Belgium, and has been based out of Kabul, Afghanistan, since 2015. He has been commissioned or published by The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, Der Spiegel, Paris Match, and others. His first photo book, "Afghanistan: Unsettled - Three years documenting Afghans on the move" was published in cooperation with the Norwegian Refugee Council in 2018. Jim has produced work in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Nigeria, Mali, Somalia, and the Balkans.

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