Pierre Crom was born in France and moved to the Netherlands in 1987, where he still lives. He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Following years working in a photo studio, Pierre continued his career as an independent photographer in January 2000. By creating space and time away from studio productions, he was able to find his personal approach to photography.
Aestheticism was at the heart of Pierre’s early analogue and digital work. In 2004, he embarked on an award-winning personal project in Israel, which would mark a shift towards photojournalism. A solo exhibition of the series followed and several of his images were sold as high quality large format prints to collectors.
Since then, Pierre has covered politics, social issues and crises in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, the Middle East and North Africa. He collaborates with major newspapers and photo agencies and his photographs have been widely published in national and international media.
Throughout 2014, Pierre reported from eastern Ukraine to cover the political developments in the Crimea and the Donbass region. His work following the MH17 flight crash was awarded with the Zilveren Camera, the renowned Dutch photojournalism prize.
2018 Finalist Prix Roger Pic
2018 Zilveren Camera 3rd International Documentary Series
2018 Zilveren Camera 3rd International News Series
2017 Zilveren Camera 3rd International News Single
2015 Zilveren Camera Award 1st all categories
2014 Zilveren Camera 2nd International News Single
2011 Zilveren Camera 2nd Domestic Documentary Series
2005 Zilveren Camera 1st International Documentary Single