Corporate reportage photography for organizations and companies
On the occasion of the 60th. anniversary of the ICJ-CIJ (International Court of Justice) photographer Jeroen Bouman was commissioned for corporate reportage photography in the Peace Palace in The Hague.
“A UN organization like the ICJ may -in the true sense- not be considered ‘corporate’ but this photo reportage proved more difficult than I’ve ever encountered in my corporate reportage photography for any organization. Interesting situations were rare and scattered, there just wasn’t any action to capture. But I was determined to deliver a strong photo reportage. I just had to find new angles.”
Corporate photographer Jeroen Bouman started focussing on details like wigs and toga’s. Combined with the fenomenal architecture of the Peace Palace, it resulted in an impressive photo reportage that captures the spirit of the Court in warm, nostalgic colours.
The International Court of Justice, commonly referred to as the World Court or ICJ, is the primary judicial branch of the United Nations and falls under the direct responsibility of the Secretary General. Its main functions are to settle legal disputes submitted to it by states.
This photo reportage appeared in an ‘Illustrated Book of the International Court of Justice’ (ISBN 92-1-071017-7), a 310 page coffee table book about the origins and proceeding of the court.