Jeremy Stigter (1958) is Dutch. He lives and works in Paris.

Best known for his incisive portraiture and elegant still lives, his reportage photography includes subjects as diverse as a series on Japan (Bojoo), Mexico (Una Noche en Oaxaca) and the French National Front (D’ici là).

He (still) works mainly in film, with a preference for black & white.

His work has appeared in magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Libération, Photographies Magazine, Donna Magazine, Vogue, Elle Japon, Switch Magazine Tokyo, NRC Handelsblad, De Volkskrant and The Australian Financial Review.

He has had numerous exhibitions in Paris, Tokyo, Amsterdam and Rome. He has won no prizes, nor any prestigious competitions.

Much of his work focuses on the tension between photography’s documentary function and its narrative possibilities.

For instance, his first book, The Jewish Bride – a photo play, published in 2007 by Nazraeli Press (Portland, Oregon), tells the story of a romantic encounter in the form of a “theatrical documentary”.

His second book, Vivre, published in 2013 by Le Seuil (Paris) concerns an in depth reportage of life in a day hospital for cancer patients in the form of a series of portraits and interviews with patients, friends and family, as well as members of the medical staff.

He is at present at work on a number of book projects chief among them a book on Japan (Bojoo).


Exhibitions

1992   Galerie Jousseaume, Paris – « Douze Ans au Vatican »

1993   Zeit Foto Salon, Tokyo – « Tits & Pieces  (1) »

1994   Il Tempo Gallery, Tokyo – « Tits & Pieces (2) »

1995   Galerie Pivert, Paris – « Aveugles »

1996   Gallery 2 ½ x 2½, Amsterdam – « Stills of an Unmade Home Movie (1) »

1997   Gallery The Deep, Tokyo – « Stills of an Unmade Home Movie (2) »

1998   Galerie du Paradis, Paris – « The Jewish Bride »

1999   Galerie Mayers, Aebel & McHale, Paris – « Understanding Fashion »

2000   Galerie Mayers, Aebel & McHale, Paris – « Mother »

2001   Galerie Mayers, Aebel & McHale, Paris – « Lost & Found »

2003   Galerie Dansk, Paris – « Genkaï »

2004   Galerie César Pape, Paris – « Ichi-go, ichi-e »

2005   Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome – « Hito Bito »

2006   La Cave des Papilles, Paris – « Au Bord de la Mer à La Cave des Papilles »

2007   Galleria Container, Rome – « Volti nella Folla »

2008   Espace Babylon, Paris – «  Nu »

2011   Galerie Paul Bert, Paris – « Autour du Japon »

2013   Fenêtre sur Cours, Paris – « Éclats & Éblouissements »