Honorable Mention / 2021 / Portraiture / Culture

Boer Gerrit

  • Photographer
    Jeroen Nieuwhuis
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Boer Gerrit (Farmer Gerrit), 75 years old, is about the last farmer in Usselo, the Netherlands, to do it the old-fashioned way. There used to be 80 around the area, now he is the last one.

“The others all want to be big, bigger, crazier.” Not him. He has less than twenty cows with his son Erwin. Seven days a week he starts milking the cows at 6 AM and again around 5 PM in the afternoon.“I am an old-fashioned farmer,” he says.
Grow, expand, to 200 cows? Never!

The images are a look at the everyday life of Gerrit and his son Erwin.

Jeroen Nieuwhuis is a commercial portrait photographer based in the Netherlands. Shooting professionally since the age of 17 (now 30) he continuously works for clients all across the globe and has worked with some of the largest advertising companies such as Belstaff, Harman Kardon, Heineken, JBL, Johnnie Walker, Shimano, and many more. Top-tier brands in the photography industry such as Broncolor (flash equipment) and Phase One (camera brand) widely promoted his imagery and way of working on their websites and social media. Broncolor even took it a step further and made him an ambassador.

Awards Red Bull Illume 2013 | Winner in category close-up
PX3 2020 | Gold winner portraiture/personality professional
PX3 2020 | Silver winner portraiture/personality professional
PX3 2020 | Silver winner advertising/other professional (2x)
PX3 2020 | Honorable mention portraiture/culture professional (2x)
International Photography Awards 2020 | Honorable mention (3x)
ND Awards 2020 | Honorable mention (3x)
Tokyo Int’l Foto Awards 2020 | Gold winner people/culture
Tokyo Int’l Foto Awards 2020 | Silver winner advertising travel/tourism
Tokyo Int’l Foto Awards 2020 | Honorable mention editorial – personality
Fine Art Photography Awards 2020 | 1st place winner – people (professional category)
PX3 2021 | Gold winner portraiture/personality professional
PX3 2021 | Honorable mention portraiture/culture professional
Moscow Int’l Foto Awards 2022 | Book photographer of the year
PX3 2022 | Bronze winner book/documentary
PX3 2022 | Silver winner advertising/product professional
PX3 2022 | Honorable mention portraiture/culture professional