I am active as photography consultant and curator. In that capacity I produce visual stories in a variety of formats: 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 artistic director for the NUKU photo festival Ghana to be held from 13 to 21 September across venues in Ghana.
My exhibition 'ALEPPO', opened at the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam on 30 March 2017 and was on show until early March 2018. 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.