Jeroen Toirkens

The Netherlands, Amsterdam Kahmann Gallery

Jeroen Toirkens (NL, 1971) studied Photographic Design at the KABK in The Hague and currently focuses on social documentary photography and slow-journalism, and has published extensively in national and international newspapers and magazines. In his first book Nomad (2011) Toirkens created a diverse and often poignant picture of nomadism in the 21st century. For years he has been searching for the last living nomads on the Northern Hemisphere. For his second book, Solitude: In the wake of Willem Barentsz (Lannoo, 2013) he sketched an intimate portrait of people living in solitude in the Arctic North of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, an area called the Barents Region, Europe’s last true wilderness.