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Writing about image editing

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After publishing The Bonsai Project on De Correspondent with an article on the rights of trees, lots of upset comments by readers were given about that combination of text and imagery. Most heart critique was that the images were the opposite of rights for trees. But why should images in a journalistic context always literally show what is described in the text?

I decided to write an article on why I choose to do this way of image editing in which the images not necessary reflect the text, but bring in a different angle on the same subject. An article on my view of innovate image editing in journalism.

Read the article here [for now in Dutch only, it will be translated]

Joining as guest teacher a fieldtrip to Sarajevo

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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 the biggest melting pots in the Balkans: Sarajevo! All students made a person project which resulted in a publication, the website and a exhibition in the art school of Sarajevo.

Joining teachers were: Rob Hornstra, Lotte Sprengers, Pawel Pokutycki, Donald Weber, Krista van der Niet and me.

Award ceremony of Steenbergen Stipendium 2015

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For the fourth – and last – time as the jury chairman I had the honour of announcing the Steenbergen Stipendium winner at the Dutch Photo museum in Rotterdam. The winner of this year is Esther Hovers of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

I also presented the jury report (find it here) regarding all nominees and quality of this years graduation shows of all participating art academies.

[Photo: Jim Gregory / Nederlands Fotomuseum]

Auction at the festival of De Correspondent

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We’ve sold seven out of eight art works that were made by different image makers for productions of De Correspondent. We auctioned it at the Festival der Vooruitgang celebrating the two years anniversary of our journalistic platform.

[Photo: Fabian Fraikin / De Correspondent]

Portfolio Day at De Correspondent

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After being an image editor for over eight years now I know that image makers often have really good ideas for interesting journalistic stories. And after almost two years De Correspondent has grown as an suitable platform to present these projects.

So what I want to do from now on is to organise a portfolio day every couple of weeks to invite image makers from all sorts and backgrounds to share their ideas in the hope it can be the start of new collaborations.

Deadline for applying for this first Portfolio Day is August 5, 2015. Stay tuned here for the upcoming days.

My favourites at Rencontres d’Arles 2015

After visiting the opening week of Rencontres d’Arles 2015 I’ve made a selection of my top five favourite exhibitions at the photo festival.
Check the list here (and if you’re a member of De Correspondent, please leave your favourites in the comments).

Exhibition at gallery LhGWR

On the wall it says Rob Wetzer only, but these images are also mine.
Our work in progress, exhibited at gallery Liefhertje en De Grote Witte Reus.

Lecture at Bachelor Camera Arts in Luzern

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On April 14th I will give a lecture at the Camera Arts in Luzern on: Understanding Photography through Editing

The Octagon Poster

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The poster “Octagon – A Tool for Systematic Research” is printed.
It is available at Fotodok. And it can be downloaded here!

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ED at Winterthur Plat(t)form 2015

Last weekend ED (represented by Ola Lanko and me) was invited to present all projects at Plat(t)form 2015 organised by Fotomuseum Winterthur.
A very inspiring weekend, with lots interesting conversations, lots of good photographers and curious photography experts.

[Photo: Philipp Ottendörfer / Fotomuseum Winterthur]



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