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Halden Krog is an award-winning freelance photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Born in Johannesburg in 1974 his love for photography started as a young boy after being given his first camera at the age of ten.

Halden studied photography at the Vaal Triangle Technikon in South Africa before setting off for the UK in 1994 from where he spent several years covering a variety of topics along with some major news events such as post war Bosnia and the conflict in Israel.

He returned to South Africa in 1999 taking on a full-time position at the daily newspaper Beeld in Johannesburg, becoming the chief photographer before moving on to join the Times Media group in 2007.

An experienced and diverse photographer, Halden's work has appeared in international renowned publications such as TIME, News Week, Stern and Paris Match.

He has won various awards including the Fuji South African Press Photographer of the Year award in 2002 and 2005, Fuji News Photograph award in 2003 and Fuji Feature Portfolio winner in 2008. He gained international recognition with a World Press Award in the Nature category in 2005 and was named the CNN Photojournalist of the Year in 2009.