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About Jeremy

Jeremy is an explorer, photographer and writer.

As an explorer and photographer who has always set out to illustrate lives far removed from his own, Jeremy has a deep interest in indigenous people who have proudly continued their way of life despite the spectre of encroaching globalisation. This pride in one’s identity is what has always lured Jeremy abroad, to find the thrill of another world that is unlike our own and to use it as a mirror in which we can see our own life.

Jeremy-Curl-timbuktuIn 2008, Jeremy crossed the Sahara with the Touareg tribes that live there, photographing their harsh way of life and the bitter skirmishes they fight that are currently splintering the Sahara. He covered two thousand kilometres on foot and by camel, arriving in Timbuktu after crossing the Tanezrouft, the most arid part of the Sahara that the Touareg call the “Land of Terror”, becoming the first in living memory to do so.

Jeremy pursued a career in adventure after navigating the Potaro River to the Kaieteur Falls with the Amerindians of the Amazon. Since then he has worked in the Middle East, most notably Iran and Kurdistan, and throughout Asia and Africa. In Cuba he interviewed the Castro family about Cuba’s political future. He is one of few foreigners to have lived in the break-away republic Transnistria, a post-Soviet frozen conflict zone between Moldova and the Ukraine. He returned having taken pictures that have never before been seen outside the Republic. Jeremy has crossed the Kaisut Plain, the Ndoto Mountains and the Koroli desert in Northern Kenya by camel, explored the wild tribal lands west of the Omo River in Ethiopia and has led camels into the Danakil desert, nicknamed the ‘cruellest place on Earth’.

Jeremy was born in 1982 in Japan, and read History at Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Lund University, Sweden. His articles and photographs have been published in a number of national and international magazines in both Europe and America. In 2009 Jeremy was nominated for a Rolex Award for Exploration and Discovery while his photographs have been exhibited widely from solo exhibitions to alongside Nelson Mandela in 2010. In 2013, Jeremy was presented with an award by the crown prince of Dubai, Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, for  excellence and achievement in exploration. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.