Butch & Sundance Media combines the power of innovation, creativity and journalism. Their aim is to contribute to a just, peaceful and sustainable society. Storytelling is one of the key factors to get there. They have a special interest in issues related to war and peace and go the extra mile to create impact or bring an important story - to any audience, by all media necessary.

The heart of the team are two experienced dutch journalists. They work together with an international network of videographers, designers, photographers, coders and distributors. Together they tell urgent stories, use innovative technology and make complex issues accessible.

Klaas van Dijken

Freelance journalist

Klaas van Dijken works mainly in conflict areas and countries with repressive regimes like Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Afghanistan and Somalia. His work has been published by media worldwide, such as: Al Jazeera, France24, dutch daily Trouw and EenVandaag. Klaas won the Dutch award De Tegel and has been nominated for a Prix Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents in France.

Ludo Hekman

Freelance journalist & creative producer

Ludo is specialized in translating complex issues into thought provoking concepts and stories alike. He worked for print, online and TV in complex countries like Iran, Irak and Afghanistan. He has a good sense for the emerging opportunities of new technology and a strong drive for constructive journalism.

We're proud to work with these fellow cowboys

Adriane Ohanesian, Photographer

"As a photographer working with Butch & Sundance I’ve never worked on the same type of project twice. They are constantly developing new ways in which to challenge the definition of journalism and engage their audiences."

Jelle Pol, general manager Deviant Publishers

"We proudly work together with Butch & Sundance, because they really understand what it means to think out of the box"

Joyce Ritsema, Project Manager

"Making difficult themes accessible for youth and getting them engaged by using appealing, innovative media concepts - this is what I enjoy the most. So working on a variety of projects with the easy going idealists of Butch & Sundance Media gives me lots of energy for sure!"

Mcklin, photographer and editor

"I love working with Butch & Sundance, because of the pleasant way they do business with freelancers like me, in order to make great, creative projects"

Michiel van der Ros - Games and webdeveloper

The serious games we created together are a unique combination of education reform, advanced technology and current affairs.

Rowan Zajkowski, interface designer

I can compare working with Butch & Sundance to mining of hidden gems. They leave a lot of space for creativity and your professional opinion while searching for extraordinary solutions. At the same time the whole process comes in an easy, enjoyable and fun way!

In order to get the most out of our work we collaborate with excellent fellas who have both a compassion for what they do and for the world. Period.