René Clement

René Clement is a photojournalist based in New York City. A native of the Netherlands, Clement is co-founder of Borax Foundation for Photography in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and a contributor to the Hollandse Hoogte Agency in Amsterdam. His work has been published throughout the world, and his portrait photography and documentaries have been awarded numerous prizes including Time Magazine Picture of the Year and the Dutch Silver Camera competition.

In 2011 Clement published Promising Land - Land vol Beloften, a photographic contemplation on Dutch Americans in Iowa. Promising Land was awarded the second runner-up prize in the fine arts category of’s annual international Photography Book Now competition.

Clement spent the twelve months prior to September 11th 2011 creating a pictorial study in newspaper format, entitled Scar Tissue. This project focused on New York City, his adopted hometown, as it continued to recover from the 9/11 tragedy, ten years afterwards. Ten thousand copies of Scar Tissue were distributed free of charge on September 11th at Ground Zero, around the time of the memorial service. The newspaper was created in collaboration with the Dutch newspaper Trouw and was simultaneously published in Dutch in the Netherlands, as a September 10th supplement. It was also published by the Belgian newspaper De Tijd as an addition on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Scar Tissue received the 2011 European Newspaper Award.

- Co-founder Borax, Foundation for Photography/The Netherlands.
- Free-lance photographer since 1991
- Moved to New York in 1998.
- Contributor to the Dutch Photo Agency "Hollandse Hoogte"/Amsterdam.


- Second Prize Foreign Documentary Series "Zilveren Camera" 1999
- Second Prize Foreign News Pictures "Zilveren Camera" 2001
- Second Prize Foreign News Series "Zilveren Camera" 2001
- Pictures of the Year, Time Magazine 2003
- Third Prize Foreign News Series "Zlveren Camera" 2004
- Second Prize Foreign News Pictures "Zilveren Camera" 2005
- Second runner up 'Photography Book Now' Competition, Promising Land, 2011
- European Newspaper Award, Scar Tissue, 2011

Fellowships & Grants

- Missouri Photo Workshop
- The Netherland - America Foundation
- Dutch Consulate in New York
-Dordt College, Iowa


- 'Het Geheime Leven van de Stad'; ISBN 90-9009545-4
- 'Here is New York, a democracy of photographs'; Scalo ISBN 3-908247-66-7, USA
- 'New York 1973 - 2001'; Enzo Pifferi Editore, Italy
- '100% New York', Mo'media; ISBN 90-5767-114-X
- 'New York, urban travel guide', Mo'media; ISBN 90-5767-138-7
- 'De Verwondering', Foundation Borax, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
- 'Promising Land - Land vol Beloften' ISBN 987-90-817135-1-1, New York
- 'Scar Tissue Newspaper', New York, Amsterdam and Brussels.


-Nijmeegse Kunst Nacht, The Netherlands
-5 Dutch Days, New York
-Dordt College Campus Center Art Gallery, Iowa
-Slideluck Potshow, New York Photo Festival
-Slideluck Potshow, Amsterdam

Recent Clients

- Volkskrant Magazine - Telegraaf - Revu - HP/DeTijd
- M Magazine - Intermediair
- Financial Times Deutschland - Profil - Die Tageszeitung
- New York Times - Time Magazine - Businessweek
- De Tijd - Elsevier Magazine - NRC Next - GUP Magazine


René Clement
New York +1-646-408 4494