Born in 1958 in The Hague, The Netherlands, Jeremy Stigter lives and works in France. He took up photography in 1986 following his decisive encounter with Ed van der Elsken in Tokyo and began presenting his works frequently in the 1990s. In 1993, his first solo exhibition in Japan was held at Zeit Foto Salon, which was located at Nihombashi, Tokyo at that time. That was also when the founder of the gallery Etsuro Ishihara introduced Stigter to Shoji Ueda, which led to the creation of the series Visiting Mister Ueda. In 2005, his solo exhibition Hito Bito was held at the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome, and his photobook The Jewish Bride was published by Nazraeli Press in 2009. Stigter practices photography freely under many forms and has developed a photographic universe where the societal documentary meets narration and psychology.