Arnold van Bruggen (Texel, 1979) studied History at the University of Amsterdam. Besides his studies Arnold worked for the Dutch Labour Party, the Foundation for Historical Study Travels and humanitarian organisation Mara.
Since 2001 he writes articles for numerous newspapers and magazines, about diverse subjects such as Russia, Ukraine and Nicaragua.
Arnold writes articles and books, directs and edits (commissioned) films. His last documtary was The Russian War (De Russenoorlog 2009). Between 2009 and 2014 Arnold commits a great deal of his time to The Sochi Project (together with photographer Rob Hornstra).