Ilvy Njiokiktjien (29) is a Dutch news and documentary photographer. Her work appeared in NRC Handelsblad, Der Spiegel and The New York Times, among others, and received several awards, such as the Canon AFJ Award, Zilveren Camera and Picture of the Year International.

In 2012 she won the World Press Photo Multimedia Award for 'Afrikaner Bloed', about right-wing extremism in South-Africa, together with Elles van Gelder. (

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Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Supported projects

Born Free? South-Africa's Post-Apartheid Generation

  • Armed conflict
  • Equality
  • Youth
  • Human Rights

The Cape Flats near Cape Town in South Africa are renowned for their large-scale violence. It is very difficult for young people to escape the violence, drugs and criminality.