Daphne Wesdorp is a Dutch photographer, videographer and writer focused on global crises and underreported conflict. She has been working all over Ukraine since
the very beginning of the war, mainly documenting the civilian impact, broader Ukrainian resistance, and the variety of military units fighting against Russia. She spends most of her days in the East, working in Kharkiv and the Donbas.
Before working in Ukraine, Wesdorp was reporting from Iraq, Kurdistan, Greece, Palestine, and Kosovo. Her main fascination lies in global grassroots resistance and popular mobilisation.
Before pursuing her career in journalism, she briefly studied Fine Arts at Minerva Academy in Groningen. After this, she finished her bachelor of Cultural Anthropology in Utrecht. During her study, she specialised in Middle Eastern Studies and Conflict Studies.
Born in the Frisian part of the Netherlands, she stepped into the footsteps of her Dad, Robert Wesdorp, who was a photographer in Amsterdam and was one of the founders of the A-dynamic manifest.