Born in the Netherlands in 1983, Pascal Vossen is a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Through his work he aims to show what life is like for vulnerable groups affected by extreme poverty or conflict.
He has a background in law and graduated in 2012 with an MA in Commercial and Corporate Law from Maastricht University, Netherlands. During the autumn of 2013 he worked at ‘NOOR’ collective based in Amsterdam, which further intensified his interest for visual storytelling.
In 2014, Pascal graduated from the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course at the London College of Communication, led by Paul Lowe, Max Houghton and Edmund Clark. Under their supervision, he finished his graduation project ’The Nail That Sticks Up Will Be Hammered Down ’ on the paradox between individualism and collectivism in contemporary Japan. This project has since been shown as part of a group exhibition at The Museum for Contemporary Art in Rome (MACRO).
GUP selected him in 2014 as belonging to the best 100 emerging Dutch photographers and his work appeared in their book NEW Dutch Photography Talent 2014. He has since been published in various international magazines and newspapers, e.g. The Atlantic, CNN, BuzzFeed World, DAYS JAPAN, El Pais, The Telegraph and the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet.
Pascal has experience working on a large variety of topics and circumstances; from human interest stories to socioeconomic/sociopolitical orientated and archival based work, but always looks to maintain an emphasis on the human aspect of the story. Since he began his career in photography in 2014, Pascal has produced work in Romania, Ukraine, Mozambique, Japan, Turkey, Iraq and his adopted home country, Sweden.
Pascal is available for commissioned work in Sweden and abroad.