Jeroen Kramer

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Jeroen Robert Kramer
Jeroen Robert Kramer.jpg
Born (1967-04-26) 26 April 1967 (age 47)
Amsterdam
Residence Beirut Lebanon
Occupation Contemporary artist, Photographer
Years active 1990 present
Awards Dutch Doc 2010
Jeroen Robert Kramer (middle) receiving the Dutch Doc award in 2010

Jeroen Robert Kramer (born 1967, Amsterdam) is a Dutch contemporary photographer. He started his career as a free lance photographer for the Dutch quality daily De Volkskrant which sent him to Iraq to cover the invasion in 2003. Since then he has worked extensively in the Middle east. He is most famous for his work for magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times, Vanity Fair and Der Spiegel that has taken him to many conflict zones in the past decade, including Afghanistan, Kenya, Lebanon, Iraq, the Philippines and Pakistan.[1]

In 2008 Kramer decided he no longer wanted to work as a documentary photographer.[2] This led to the publication of his book Room 103 in which he mixes ordinary life in the Middle east with images of violence. In his opinion his earlier work focused too much on violence and thereby created a distorted view of the world.[3] With Room 103, he gives an intimate view of life in the Middle east.[4] The book was awarded the top Dutch documentary award, The Dutch Doc award and the New York Photo festival book award.

Selected bibliography[edit]

Room 103

Awards[edit]

  • 2011 Dutch art council grant.
  • 2010 New York Photo Festival book award.
  • 2010 Dutch doc award.
  • 2007 Zilveren Camera
  • 2005 Zilveren Camera.
  • 2004 Fuji award.

Selected Exhibitions[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. Robert Kramer website
  2. http://www.lorientlejour.com/archives/overview.php?id=A650611
  3. http://www.vpro.nl/programma/deavonden/afleveringen/42560827/items/42836161/
  4. http://programma.ntr.nl/424/kunststof/detail/aflevering/10379832/Kunststof
  5. http://cgi.omroep.nl/cgi-bin/streams?/ikon/OBAlive/20091210/room103.wmv
  6. http://www.ikonrtv.nl/radio747live/program.asp?lIntEntityId=1240
  7. http://www.noorderlicht.com