Chris de Bode

Chris is a documentary and portrait photographer and film director. He became interested in photography during his previous career as a professional climbing instructor. Following a trip to Palestine, he decided to focus his work on humanitarian issues. He has travelled to more than 70 countries collecting stories.

Chris always tries to find different angles to visualize a story. Currently, he is capturing the dreams of children worldwide and focuses on Syrian Refugee issues. When at home, Chris is available for assignments in the Netherlands.

Chris is commissioned by several NGOs like Save the Children NL who commissined this work, Stop Aids Now, MSF, Greenpeace, VSO, CARE, Oxfam, and Cordaid. He has worked with several UN branches like UNFPA, UNHCR, and WHO. He also has broad experience in mentoring workshops in several countries, educating photographers on all levels who focus on storytelling in pictures.

Chris is represented by Panos Pictures and LAIF.

Unconditional Love


Beira Central Hospital, Mozambique Acutely malnourished children are nourished in this malnutrition clinic. In Mozambique, approximately 6% of children under […]