Jeroen Oerlemans - Election, 2004
30 x 20 cm
Authorized, titled, dated and numbered on a certificate
Inkjet print on aluminium
Edition of 25
ABOUT THE WORK
An Afghan man casts his vote in the little village of Jabal-al-Saraj in the province of Parwan. This was the first time in the history of the country that Afghanistan organized free elections. Jeroen Oerlemans took this picture in Jabal-al-Saraj, Afghanistan, on October 9th 2004.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
The Dutch photographer Jeroen Oerlemans (1970-2016) studied political science at the Amsterdam University and thereafter photojournalism at London College of Communication.
As a freelance photographer he covered several areas of conflict: Afghanistan, Haiti, Pakistan and nearly all countries of the Near East (Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Sudan, Libya, Syria, Israel and the Palestinian Territories). In his latter years he was mostly active in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. His photographs were published in Newsweek, Time, The Guardian, International Herald Tribune, The Sunday Times, Courrier International and elsewhere. He was represented by Panos Pictures' Panos Network, and by de Beeldunie.
On 2 October 2016 the Dutch news reported the fatal shooting of Jeroen Oerlemans in the Libyan city of Sirte, Islamic State's last bastion in the chaos-wracked north African country. Jeroen was killed while he was out with a team that clears mines in the part of the city that has been freed from Isis control, according to Dutch national broadcaster Nos and Belgian publication Knack.
Proceeds from sales go directly and completely to the Jeroen Oerlemans Foundation, that was invoked to keep the legacy of Oerlemans alive and furthermore to realise a scholarship fund for Oerlemans' three children.
ABOUT BUYING THIS PRINT
The print on aluminium will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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