Jeroen Oerlemans (1970-2016) studied Political Sciences at Amsterdam University before taking up photojournalism at London College of Communications.
His photography often focused on areas of conflict, and therefore took him to countries such as Afghanistan, Central African republic, Congo, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Sudan and Syria.
His work was published in Newsweek, Time Magazine, the Guardian, Sunday Times, International Herald Tribune, Courrier International, Knack, NRC, Volkskrant, Volkskrant Magazine, Vrij Nederland and other publications.
His coverage of the Lebanese summer war in 2006 won him an honourable mention in the spot news category at World Press Photo and the American Press photographers Association, as well as a first prize in the category War Photography at Prix de la Photographie Paris. He also won several prizes at the annual Dutch Zilveren Camera photojournalism awards (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011).
Jeroen died on 2 October 2016 in Sirte, Libya; where he was shot by a sniper.
His work is represented by Panos Pictures Photo Agency in London and De Beeldunie in the Netherlands. The Jeroen Oerlemans Foundation has been set up by his friends and family to keep his work alive an d to support his children financially through their education