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Chair jury for the Award of Storytelling

Photographer Sanne De Wilde won the Award for Storytelling 2017 (part of the Canon Zilveren Camera) with her project The Island of the Colorblind.

[photo by Eric Brinkhorst]

Deputy editor in chief

After being the image director from the very beginning of De Correspondent in 2013 I’m honoured to be promoted to deputy editor in chief of this journalism platform that provides an antidote to the daily news grind.

Analysing the photo book of Pete Souza


The photo book Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza is published. For years I’ve been going through his archive of Obama, analysing the orchestrated image forming of him as president. Does this photo book bring something new in addition to what we’ve seen?

Read the article here [in Dutch]

Co-host of live magazine De Donkere Kamer


For both the editions in Amsterdam and Rotterdam I may call myself host of De Donkere Kamer together with Marc Prüst. It’s great to be part of it!

[Photo by Bas de Meijer]

Lecture and reviews at Nothern Lights Masterclass


Talking all day with the participants of this great annual masterclass (organised by Jim Casper, Lars Boering and Marc Prüst) about how to improve ones visual storytelling skills, in connection to my work as the image director at De Correspondent and their individual projects.

[Photo by Lars Boering]

My very own weekly newsletter


Subscribe now to my weekly newsletter (in Dutch) on images, image-forming, the media and my work as the image director of De Correspondent.

As guest lecturer on a field trip to Bratislava


Over the course of one week 35 photography students from the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague embarked on a journey in and around Bratislava. All students made a person project which resulted in a publication, a website and a exhibition in the gallery of the art school of Bratislava.

Joining teachers were: Donald Weber, Raimond Wouda, Pawel Pokutycki, Annaleen Louwes, Lotte Sprengers, Rob Hornstra and me.


Interviewing winner Zilveren Camera Award 2016


As co-host of De Donkere Kamer in Hilversum I interviewed photographer Cigdem Yuksel, winner of the Zilveren Camera Award 2016.

[photo by Rick Mandoeng]

Award ceremony for innovative photojournalism

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As jury chair of Award for Innovative Photojournalism 2016 (part of the Canon Zilveren Camera Award) I had the honour to award Ruben Terlou with the 1st prize for his project ‘Along the banks of the Yangtze’.

[photo by Rick Mandoeng] 

Collection of all my Obama-collections – in English


Years I spent shifting through White House photographer Pete Souza’s archives. I created collections for recurring topics, and began to see how public perception of Barack Obama is deliberately shaped. This is my analysis – and a trove of wonderful photos.

Eight years and 6,500 Obama photos later: How our view of the President has been meticulously crafted [in English here]

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