Jeroen Oerlemans

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Dutch b.1970

~~After receiving a Masters in Political Science, Jeroen Oerlemans studied photojournalism at the London College of Printing (now London College of Communication).

~~Since starting to work as a professional photographer he has mainly focused on humanitarian crises caused by conflict.

~~His photography has taken him to countries such as Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

~~His work has been published in Newsweek, Time Magazine, The Guardian, Sunday Times, International Herald Tribune, Courrier International, Vrij Nederland, Volkskrant Magazine and other publications.

Following the departure of Tunisia’s strongman Zine El Abedine Ben Ali in early January and the drawn-out showdown between President Mubarak and anti-government protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, on 17 February 2011 it was Libya’s turn.

When war broke out between Israel and Hezbollah in July 2006, Panos photographer Jeroen Oerlemans, on holiday in Beirut and unable to return home, picked up his camera and set to work.

Jeroen Oerlemans and William Daniels photographed the devastating consequences of Haiti’s 12th January 2010 earthquake.

As navy ships on the Greek-Turkish border search for refugees crossing the river Evros by boat, cars slowly patrol the land border around Orestiada, Nea Vyssa and Kastanies, looking for those trying their luck on foot.

The ongoing war in Syria has brought an unprecedented refugee crisis to the Middle East.