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Jeroen Oerlemans | 1970 – 2016

All of us at Panos Pictures are deeply saddened by the news of the tragic death of our colleague and friend Jeroen Oerlemans who died in Sirte, Libya, on Sunday, 2nd October.

Throughout the many years we worked with Jeroen – giving him numerous assignments, receiving his work from across the world, seeing his style develop and watching his work grow – it was always a pleasure to observe his professionalism, his can-do attitude to even the most challenging assignments, his interest in all his subjects and his passion for documenting the many stories he felt strongly about. From the Balkans to North Africa and from Afghanistan to Haiti, Jeroen tried to get to the core of the story, engaging with the people he photographed and doing his best to report from the most difficult places and in the most difficult situations.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. We will miss him.

LEBANON
Tyre, Lebanon. 2006 © Jeroen Oerlemans

LEBANON
Tyre, Lebanon, 2006. © Jeroen Oerlemans

JJJ003MAU
Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. 2008. © Jeroen Oerlemans

SUDAN
West Darfur, Sudan. 2004. © Jeroen Oerlemans

IRAQ
Baghdad, Iraq. 2003. © Jeroen Oerlemans

IRAN
Tehran, Iran, 2005. © Jeroen Oerlemans

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Chora, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. 2008. © Jeroen Oerlemans

ISRAEL (Palestine)
Jerusalem, Israel. 2001. © Jeroen Oerlemans

AFGHANISTAN
Kabul, Afghanistan. 2004. © Jeroen Oerlemans

CHAD
Bahay, Biltine, Chad. 2004. © Jeroen Oerlemans

IRAQ
Baghdad, Iraq. 2003. © Jeroen Oerlemans

AFGHANISTAN
Kabul, Afghanistan. 2004. © Jeroen Oerlemans

AFGHANISTAN, CHORA, 25 AUGUST 2008 Oruzgan, a helicopter platform near the dutch patrol base in the Chora Valley; soldiers of the 11th Infantry Air Assault Battalion wait amidst red smoke for their airlift to arrive. Photo: Jeroen Oerlemans/Panos Pictures
Chora, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. 2008. © Jeroen Oerlemans

BOSNIA HERCEGOVINA
Sarajevo, Bosnia. 2005. © Jeroen Oerlemans

IRAN
Tehran, Iran. 2005. © Jeroen Oerlemans

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Tyre, Lebanon. 2006. © Jeroen Oerlemans

DONETSK
Donetsk, Ukraine. 2014. © Jeroen Oerlemans

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Ghaza, Herat Province, Afghanistan. 2006. © Jeroen Oerlemans

JJJ0019MAU
Havana, Cuba. 2006. © Jeroen Oerlemans

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Hrabove, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. 2014. © Jeroen Oerlemans

LIBYA, TRIPOLI, 26 AUGUST 2011 Rebels search a house for weapons, in their crackdown of Abu Salim, one of the neighbourhoods where Qaddafi loyalist resistance has lasted longest. As the rebel offensive gained steam, the population of Tripoli took up arms,
Tripoli, Libya. 2011. © Jeroen Oerlemans

LIBYA, TRIPOLI, 24 AUGUST 2011 Libyans celebrate the end of the Qaddafi regime at Tripoli's Martyr's Square. Within a week a renewed rebel offensive lead to push to the capital that brought down Qaddafi's regime. Photo: Jeroen Oerlemans/Panos Pictures
Tripoli, Libya. 2011. © Jeroen Oerlemans

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Tripoli, Libya. 2011. © Jeroen Oerlemans

MISRATA
Misrata, Libya. 2016. © Jeroen Oerlemans

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Athens, Greece. 2010. © Jeroen Oerlemans

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