Kristof Vadino is a Belgian photojournalist based in Brussels. He works since two years for Belgian and international media end also for NGO's. His work has been published in De Standaard, De Tijd, Le Monde, Elsevier, Humo, MoMagazine, Algemeen Dagblad...
He received two journalism grants. For the Foundation Filip Decock I documented the eco-sustainibility of Cambodia's Tonle Sap Lake. And thanks to Foundation Pascal Decroos he could document the living conditions of the Cambodia garment workers. Currently he is photographing the migration crisis in Europe and beyond.
His aim in social documentary photography is to show our dependency towards other people and towards nature. It is important to criticize, but also to show that there is an alternative and that solutions for our current problems exist.
Studies include Art Photography at Sint-lucas, Ghent, Belgium and a Master in Political and Social Science at the University of Ghent, Belgium. Fluent in Dutch, French, English and Spanish.
Waste pickers in Haiti and India sell their collected garbage to private companies who recycle it to filament for 3D printers, thus improving salaries and living conditions for waste pickers.