About Jaasir Linger

Jaasir Linger (b. Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, 1991) is an award winning freelance and autonomous image maker (photography & film) based in the Netherlands. His work is mainly focused on documenting the human condition and autonomous projects.

“After his bachelor’s study ‘Media & Entertainment Management’, where he specialized in arthouse films and film art, Jaasir followed his passion for photography and started studying at the prestigious ‘Fotoacademie Amsterdam’.
Jaasir’s work was showcased in the shop window of the ‘Amsterdam City Archive’ during the ‘Nederlandse Fotoweek 2014’ and in 2016 Dutch photography quality printed magazine ‘SHUTR.Photo’ featured Jaasir in the recurring section ‘De Nieuwe Garde – Aanstormend Talent’. (“Dutch for: The New Wave – Upcoming Talent”)
In 2017 Jaasir was selected for the ‘Nikon-NOOR Academy’ masterclass week, organized by Nikon Europe and the renowned photo agency NOOR (a collective of experienced and acclaimed award-winning photojournalists and documentary photographers).
Recently, Jaasir won the ‘Gouden Freelancer Award 2016/2017’, a biennial prize for the best Dutch journalistic production made by freelancers, with the documentary project ‘VPRO – Gliphoeve – Een Vergeten Strijd’.
Jaasir is currently a student at the Fotoacademie, where he has chosen the specialization ‘autonomous image maker’ and, in addition to working on a long-term documentary photography project about Paramaribo and commercial assignments (with clients such as Eneco, Erasmus Medisch Centrum, Benthem Crouwel Architects, FNV),  he is mainly focused on working on his autonomous projects.

Feel free to contact me for more information, questions and (commercial) photography and film assignments, projects and job inquiries in the fields of documentary, portraits, reportage {i.e. (corporate) events}, commercial assignments, collaborations etc.
Tel.: +31(0)615429284


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Born June 14th 1991, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

2017                     Nikon-NOOR Academy masterclass week
2015 – ongoing   Fotoacademie Amsterdam

2016 – SHUTR.Photo (Printed Magazine) – issue #2 2016 – article: ‘De Nieuwe Garde – Aanstormend Talent’
2015 – Findrangers (zine) – issue #8 ‘Grit and Grain’
2014 – Findrangers (zine) – issue #5 ‘Far From Home’

2016 – ‘Fotogramprijs 2016’ (group exhibition)
2014 – ‘De Straat op’ – Stadsarchief Amsterdam, during ‘De Nederlandse Fotoweek’ (group exhibition)
2012 – ‘Analog life’, in collaboration with Lomography  (Senior curator, project manager and part of the group exhibition) 

Awards, Nominations & Mentions:
2017 – ‘Gouden Freelancer Award’ 2016/2017 (VPRO, Gliphoeve – Een Vergeten Strijd)
2016 – Nominee ‘Fotogramprijs 2016’ (Time Is Master Of Art)
2015 – “Top rated entries” (mention) – Lensculture Street Photography Awards  (Águas Locais)