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.
* Print, Online Publications: NRC, Trouw, Le Parisien Magazine, Le Monde, Newsweek, Volkskrant, Politico, Time, Het Parool, The Guardian, Vice News, Linda Nieuws, The New York Times, Le Figaro Magazine, Mashable, Newsweek Japan, NOS, AD, Washington Post
* Media appearances 2014 - present:
Radio: BBC (UK), Radio 1 (NL), BNR radio (NL), Radio Svoboda (RU), NPO Radio 1 Bureau Buitenland (NL), Den Haag FM Media Mix (NL), NPO Radio1 Kunststof (NL).
TV: NOS (NL), SBS6 MH17 Special (NL), Eva Jinek (NL), WNL vandaag (NL), KRO/NCRV Brandpunt Reporter (NL), VRT Reyers Laat (BE), TVP1 (PL).
Print, Online: Focus Magazine (UA), PF (NL), NRC (NL), Jan Magazine (NL), Reformatisch Dagblad (NL), 7Days (NL), Villamedia (NL)
Other: BBC Facebook Live (UK)
* Partners: Getty Images, ANP Photo, Hollandse Hoogte
* Awards & Honours:
2018 Finalist Prix Roger Pic (FR)
2018 Zilveren Camera 3rd International Documentary Series (NL)
2018 Zilveren Camera 3rd International News Series (NL)
2017 Zilveren Camera 3rd International News Single (NL)
2015 Zilveren Camera Award 1st Photographer of the Year (NL)
2014 Zilveren Camera 2nd International News Single (NL)
2011 Zilveren Camera 2nd Domestic Documentary Series (NL)
2015 Finalist Shorty Awards News & Media (USA)
2005 Zilveren Camera 1st International Documentary Single (NL)
2020: De Facto Live in Amsterdam (NL)
2018: Unicef Next Gen in Paris (FR)
2018: Thinking Planet in Utrecht (NL)
2016: Uitgelicht in Zwolle (NL)
2015: VVOJ Conference in Courtrai (BE)
2015: Zilveren Camera in Hengelo (NL)
2018: Zilveren Camera group exhibition Museum Hilversum and outdoor (NL)
2018: 'Vereeuwigd' group exhibition Domkerk Utrecht (NL), Natlab Eindhoven (NL)
2017: Zilveren Camera group exhibition Museum Hilversum (NL)
2015: Zilveren Camera group exhibition Photo Museum The Hague (NL)
2014: #occupygezi group exhibition Rencontres Prix Bayeux Calvados (FR)
2014: Zilveren Camera group exhibition Photo Museum The Hague (NL)
2005: "Illegal" solo exhibition gallery Animaux (NL)
2005: Photo Breda outdoor exhibition (NL)