Ilvy Njiokiktjien (Utrecht, 1984) is an independent photographer and multimedia journalist based in the Netherlands. She has worked in many parts of the world, with a focus on Africa. As a news and documentary photographer, she covers current affairs and contemporary social issues. Her work has appeared in NRC Handelsblad, Der Spiegel, Telegraph Magazine, The New York Times, and l’Espresso, among others, and was exhibited at Visa pour l’Image in 2012. Accolades include a "Canon AFJ Award" (2011), "World Press Photo Multimedia Award" (2012), first prize in "POYi’s Issue Reporting Multimedia Story" (2012), national award for photojournalism "Silver Camera Award" (2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015), "Canonprijs" (2008), first prize in the "National Geographic Photography Contest" (2008). In 2013 Njiokiktjien was announced "Photographer of the Nation".