Roger Cremers


Roger Cremers (1972), photographer from the Netherlands.
After his studies of aeronautical engineering Roger started to study photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 1995. Since 1998 he has been working as a freelance photographer. He started his career as a news photographer for NRC Handelsblad, one of the leading daily newspapers in the Netherlands. He later also specialized in portrait photography and documentary. In 2009 Roger won a World Press Photo Award. In the category Art & Entertainment he was awarded the first prize for a reportage about tourist behaviour in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former Nazi death camp in the south of Poland. His work has been shown in national and international museums and art galleries and has been part of various photography festivals. His work has a strong historical and social focus, emphasizing the tension between the dark chapters of the past and the way they are remembered or relived in the present. Irony is never far away. In april 2016 his first book ‘World War Two Today‘ on the memorial culture all across Europe was published. Along with the book came an exhibition. Roger currently lives in Amsterdam.