Born in the Netherlands in 1983, Pascal Vossen is a Stockholm, Sweden based documentary photographer with a particular interest in exploring the social relationships between people and their position in our contemporary environment.
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 exhibited at The Museum for Contemporary Art in Rome (MACRO).
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.
His work has been selected and published by, among others; GUP magazine in the book ‘NEW Dutch Photography Talent 2014 ’, Ain’t Bad Magazine, Fotografia Magazine, Svenska Dagbladet and The Atlantic.
His clients are newspapers, magazines and NGO’s for which he prefers to work on social documentary and human interest stories. He also helps companies with images for their visual identity.
Currently he is pursuing a long-term documentary project concerning contemporary life on the Swedish countryside where he focuses on youth identity in relation to rural exodus.
Pascal is available for commissioned work in Sweden and abroad.
- Breaking news
Zakera, from Afghanistan.
Image from recently published work on Atlantic Photo - Since October 2015, 600 refugees have been housed at Riksgränsen ski resort in the Northernmost point of Sweden. The reason for their placement was an emergency measure due to a severe shortage of housing in Sweden. We stayed at Riksgränsen for a few days as the housing contract was coming to an end. We interviewed a number of refugees and staff members to access how the experience has been for everyone involved. What we found there, was an incredible tight community who had found the past four months to have been a positive experience. What we feel is unique about this story, is that it stands in contrast to most of the existing coverage on the refugee crisis; a situation full of uncertainty and insecurity. At Riksgränsen, surrounded by a frozen landscape, where tempratures can drop to -45 degrees, we found a community that had succeeded in creating a calm and harmonious atmosphere in which everyone felt safe and secure.
Entitled to Nothing
Project - 'Entitled to nothing' documents the living conditions and daily life of Romanian Roma beggars in Sweden and looks to raise awareness of the struggle against racism and poverty that this ethnic minority still faces in Europe today. The work also tries to engage with the stigmatizing and marginalizing effects of begging and how these might impact the future generations of Roma.