Pim Ras Amsterdam photographers

Pim Ras was born in Rotterdam and knew as an eight-year-old child what his professional destination in life would be; to become a sports photographer like the photographers he saw when he accompanied his father to the Feyenoord football stadium de Kuip.

At the age of 16 Pim's dream came true when he was asked to become the photographer of Ajax Amsterdam. There he met the big names in Dutch sports photography at that time. In 1988, he joined the agency of cycling photographer Cor Vos. He also began working for the second largest newspaper in Holland, Algemeen Dagblad.

Today, at the age of 50, Pim still has his main podium in the sports section, AD Sportwereld. For AD he has photographed five Summer Olympics and three Winter Olympics as well as 10 European and World Football championships across the globe. In his career, Pim has won 43 prizes in the Dutch Silver Camera Contest, as well as two prizes at the international photo contest organised by French sports newspaper L’Equipe.

In his 30-year career, Pim has developed into an all-round photographer with a special talent for sports and portraiture. He works mostly on editorials for Algemeen Dagblad, Voetbal International, Voetbal Inside Magazine, Entree Magazine and has also been assigned for documentary photography for Terre des Hommes and Doctors Without Borders. Pim is represented by Hollandse Hoogte and VI-Images.

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