Tim van Bev­er­en

Tim van Bev­er­en is a journ­al­ist, pho­to­graph­er, cam­era­man and film­maker. He has been involved in the media industry for more than 30 years and has played an import­ant role as author, dir­ect­or and co-work­er in the devel­op­ment of sev­er­al award-win­ning film and tele­vi­sion pro­duc­tions (includ­ing the Ger­man Fed­er­al Film Award, New York Fest­ivals, Inter­na­tion­al Great Lakes Film Fest­iv­al and oth­ers).

Since the end of the 1980s he has also repor­ted from crises and war zones, e.g. the pop­u­lar upris­ing in Nepal (1989), Kur­distan and Afgh­anistan. He accom­pan­ied the Nobel Peace Prize laur­eate and former Fed­er­al Chan­cel­lor Willy Brandt at the end of 1990 on his suc­cess­ful human­it­ari­an mis­sion to Iraq in order to reach the release of the Ger­mans and oth­er cit­izens of dic­tat­or Sad­dam Hus­sein who were kept in “stra­tegic sites” as “human shields”. Before and after he repor­ted as a cor­res­pond­ent on behalf of private and pub­lic TV pro­viders from the crisis area of ​​the Gulf (1990–1991) and later the Balkan con­flict in the former Yugoslavia (1991–1995). Van Bev­er­en him­self became a dir­ect wit­ness to the con­flicts of the mod­ern era. From 1998 to 2005 he lived and worked as a TV and print cor­res­pond­ent in the USA, since 2008 he lives in Ber­lin.

Tim van Bev­er­en was already involved in the concept phase of the ini­tial nec­ro­pol­is-pro­ject since early 2015. At the request of the master’s stu­dents he helped them to imple­ment their ideas in the audio-visu­al way in autumn 2015 and also pro­duced the Leica por­trait pho­to­graphs of which two received were awar­ded by the 2016 Mono­chrome Pho­to­graphy Awards in the pro­fes­sion­al por­trait cat­egory . Togeth­er with the pro­ject man­ager, Pro­fess­or Dr. Susanne Junker, he also imple­ments the audio-visu­al present­a­tions of the exhib­i­tion in a tech­nic­al way.

He cur­rently also acts as the inter­na­tion­al coordin­at­or of the pro­ject.

Con­tact: tvb(at)necropolis-project.org