about Jaap

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Phone: +31 (0)6 520 686 08
Email: contact@jaapschuurman.nl
Jaap Schuurman is a Dutch photographer, documentary maker and podcaster with a background in journalism. His work is characterised by an attentive style and a keen eye for detail. He is known for his ability to connect with people easily, a skill he attributes to his upbringing as a missionary child in Indonesia.

Prior to becoming a visual storyteller, he worked as a journalist for the daily Trouw and for the Dutch National Broadcaster (NOS), among others. He also is a trained carpenter with several years of working experience in construction.

Combining different skills he is currently working on ‘The Gift’, a series of mini-documentaries which documents the progress on his family's dream: to build up a second life in southern Europe.