I am active as photography consultant, curator, and teacher. In that capacity I edit books, create exhibitions, teach and organize workshops and masterclasses, lecture and write on photography, and - on an individual basis - advise photographers on how to develop their work and how to market it.
I am currently curator at Noorderlicht Photography in Groningen, the Netherlands. For Noorderlicht I develop a photographic documentation project on Northern Ghana. It includes a extensive education program, developed in cooperation with World Press Photo, and will lead to a publication and exhibition in 2018.
My exhibition 'ALEPPO', opened at the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam on 30 March and is on show throughout 2017. A preview of the show can be seen here.
Besides several smaller projects, I was the Artistic Director of the Photoreporter Festival in Saint Brieuc, France, from 2014 to 2016. My exhibition North Korean Perspectives was on show in 2015 at the Drents Museum in the Netherlands and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. I was one of three curators for the FotoGrafia festival in Rome for the period 2010 – 2012, and the creative director of the only photo festival in Nigeria, LagosPhoto in 2010 and 2011.
I worked for the World Press Photo Foundation from 2001 to 2007, where I organized and installed exhibitions all over the world. In 2005 I was responsible for the exhibition and award winning publication «Things As They Are, Photo Journalism in Context since 1955», for which I worked in close cooperation with curator Christian Caujolle and editor Chris Boot. In 2007 I moved on to Agence VU’ where I was mainly responsible for the international cultural activities of the agency. In 2009 I left the agency to start for myself as freelance curator, consultant, and teacher.