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Bring on digital storytelling 2.0! What if I would combine my skills as image editor and creative director with skills needed for building pages and applications to show those stories to the world? (Think the photobook 2.0)

In the past four months I’ve learned the tip of the iceberg of HTML, CSS, Javascript, React and everything that comes with it (like Git, Github, Node.js, NPM, DOM, Redux, Figma, Postman, I can now call myself a junior front-end developer.

The good thing is: I really loved it, so on to learning more programming skills!

Co-hosting Book Club #22

Last night photographer Rob Hornstra and I moderated the Book Club #22 organised by FOTODOK in Tivoli Vredenburg. Due to covid regulations we also live streamed the evening.

Guest on stage were: Robert Knoth & Antoinette de Jong, Marvel Harris, Delphine Bedel, Thomas Kuijpers, Louisiana van Onno and Heleen Peeters.

Guest in podcast Verwondering

In the podcast Verwondering of Harald Dunnink (creative director of Momkai and co-founder of De Correspondent) I was invited to talk about the roll and philosophy of imagery on De and The Correspondent. We talked about our policy, my projects on image forming, our creative team ánd gardening.

[Listen here and check out the gallery with visuals of all topics we covered]

The origin story of our avatars

On De Correspondent I wrote the origin story of the key element in the house style of our journalistic platform: the hand drawn avatars. In the past seven years we have had several versions of the hand drawn portraits. In this piece I’m explaining why and how.

[Illustration by Cléa Dieudonné]

Host of Fotodoks Book Club #20

As a sub for Rob Hornstra I was moderator of the Book Club #20 organised by Fotodok in Utrecht. Guests on stage were Cristina De Middel, Ruben Lundgren, Lucal Leffler, Marwan Bassiouni and Maartje ter Horst.

[Photo by Martha Stroo]

Book ‘This was not the news’

As part of the five years anniversary of De Correspondent we published a book with some of our best journalism, about the big structures and changes of our times. All our over 60.000 members get the e-book for free.

[Illustration by Momkai]

Award ceremony of Prijs voor Storytelling

As chair jury of the Award for Storytelling 2018 (part of Zilveren Camera) I got the honour to announce that photographer Anaïs Lopez won this year with her project The Migrant.

Yes! De Correspondent goes international

Thanks to a successful crowdfund campaign De Correspondent will have an English expansion by mid 2019! You can join our movement here.

Co-hosting De Donkere Kamer

Already the 10th time I’m co-hosting De Donkere Kamer, a live magazine about photography. Up for ten more editions!

[Photo by Ramon de Vries]

Guest at conference for innovation in journalism

Representing De Correspondent at the conference Stop de Persen organised by Fonds voor Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten.

[Photo by Bob Bronshoff]



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