JAAP SCHEEREN was born in 1979 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He graduated in 2003 from the St. Joost Academie in Breda, Scheeren collaborated with artist Anouk Kruithof on the project The Black Hole, for which they won the Unique Photography Prize. The series was exhibited at Foam. In 2007 Scheeren self published the photobook Oma Toos (Grandma Toos) and in 2008 3 Roses, 9 Ravens, 12 Months. He has exhibited his work widely including the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam; Fotofestival Naarden; W 139 and De Balie, Amsterdam; Villa Noailles, Hyères (Festival International de Mode et Photographie); Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney; 6th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts, Liège, Gallery Michalsky Dvor in Bratislava, Slovakia. Scheeren participated also in 2009 in the group show ‘Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered’ in The Museum of the City of New York, curated by Kathy Ryan, Photo Editor of The New York Times Magazine. In 2009 his work was selected for the exhibition "Photography - in reverse _ Foam and again in 2011 in the exhibition Still / Life. In 2010 Scheeren was selected for the show Quickscan #1, at the Nederlands Fotomuseum. Jaap Scheeren also works in commission for various magazines and publications, including nrc.next, FOAM magazine, Wallpaper, Kilimanjaro, Le Book and Picnic magazine. He lives and works in Amsterdam.