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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


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

The Octagon Poster


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

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]

New articles in my project on horrific imagery

I’ve been writing essays on horrific images in media, to get insight in how imagery can fulfil a (new) role in making journalistic productions. I’m investigation the issue from different perspectives.

The journalistic/editors perspective:
“War porn and why we must look at these pictures”

The historical perspective:
“Horrific imagery can: a) stop war, b) prevent war, c) cause war” 

The makers intentions perspective:
“IS makes horrific images, but not only because they are gory”


ED IT is on the shortlist


Good news! Our book ED IT – the substantial system for photographic archive maintenance (including the Appendix to ED IT – Discoveries) is nominated for The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation First Photobook Award 2014.

Check this out for more information about the book and the price.

EDit workshops


At Dag van de Fotografie organised by Fotodok – Space for Documentary Photography we did the ED-it workshop on how to edit your personal and/or professional photographic archive.

 [Photo: Rob Wetzer]

My vision on editing images

For a year now I can may call myself the image editor-in-chief of the Dutch journalistic platform De Correspondent. So it’s time to tell about what I want, what I’ve been doing, what I’ve been trying and what I would like to do more next year.

New project on horrific imagery

gruwelijke foto's

On De Correspondent I’ve started a new project to investigate the need of horrific pictures in media. As an image editor for journalistic media for over seven years now, I’ve had some experience with the difficulties – like “need” versus “ethics” – of (not) publishing these kind of images. But I would like to extent my research with contributions of others to get more perspectives on this theme.

You can read my introduction on this project here [only in Dutch].

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