Archived entries for News

Co-hosting live magazine De Donkere Kamer #29


Last Monday I was invited to co-host the bimonthly evening on photography De Donkere Kamer in Amsterdam. I interviewed journalist and author Merel Bem about her new book ‘Doorkijken’, and Annemarie Zethof of the IBASHO gallery in Antwerpen on Japanese photography.

I’ll be co-hosting the next episode in February 2017. Stay tuned… 

Portfolio Day at De Correspondent


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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Nominees Steenbergen Stipendium 2014

And the nominees are…

Ad van der Koog (St Joost), Olya Oleinic (KABK), Carilijne Pieters (HKU), Jannemarein Renout (Rietveld), Lisa-Marie Vlietstra (Rietveld).

The winner will be announced on the evening of the 15th of October 2014 in the Dutch Photo Museum in Rotterdam. 

Update: Olya Oleinic is the winner of Steenbergen Stipendium 2014

Column in Dude Magazine #1

For Dude #1  – the Dutch Designers Magazine by BNO – I wrote a column on the work of Richard Mosse, on invitation of Harald Dunnink (head designer of Momkai) who was the guest editor-in-chief of this issue.

[read here the longer version in Dutch]

ED’s Octagon


ED (the collective which I’m part of) is working on a new project, on instigation of Fotodok (a Dutch platform for documentary photography) and in collaboration with Fred Ritchin (professor of Photography and Imaging at NY University).

By investigating ‘best practices’ of documentary photography submitted by Fred Ritchin, ED aims to create a framework through which one can look at – and think of – innovation of the medium.

In the coming months all material will be collected on the Octagon website.

ED on Discovery

Firestarters - Editing the World

Our ED project was in the television program Editing the World by Vodafone Firestarters on Discovery Channel. (Click here to view, from 3:43).

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