Photography Consultant and Curator

I am active as photography consultant, photobook editor, and curator. In that capacity I edit books, create exhibitions, teach, lecture, and advise photographers on how to develop their work and how to market it. I work in close cooperation with photographers, with the goal of telling the photographer’s story, to recreate through the images the things the photographer wants to say. By getting to know the person behind the camera, my aim is to create the story and the presentation fitting to the work.

Exhibitions – artistic direction and curation
North Korean Perspectives, collective exhibition on North Korea, produced by Noorderlicht, with catalogue. Exhibition in DrentsMuseum Assen, the Netherlands April – August 2015;  Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) Chicago, USA; July – October 2015
Photoreporter Festival 2014,  exhibitions by Bruno Boudjelal, Philippe Chancel, Peter DiCampo, Nicole Segers, James Whitlow Delano, Franck Vogel, Sonia Naudy, Patrick Robert, various locations, St. Brieuc France, October 2014
The Gulu Project, Anne Ackermann, Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala Uganda, February 2014
4plus Collective, solo exhibitions of 3 Armenian photojournalists, Yerevan, Armenia, December 2013
Muse, Lakin Ogunbanwo, Didi museum Lagos, December 2013
20/20,  Noorderlicht, Groningen, the Netherlands , September 2013
This is Not an Office, FotoGrafia Festival Rome, September 2012
The Mask, Lakin Ogunbanwo, TerraKulture, Lagos, February 2012
What’s Next Africa – the hidden stories, LagosPhoto festival, October 2011
The Place Where I Belong, FotoGrafia Festival Rome, September 2011
Occupy Sao Paolo, FotoSeptiembre, Carlos Cazalis, Anahuacali Museum Mexico,  August 2011
No Judgement, Africa Under the Prism, LagosPhoto festival, October 2010
Unpublished – Unknown, FotoGrafia Festival Rome, September 2010
The Holland Society of New York, Geert Snoeijer,  Amsterdam City Hall, December 2009
Lost – Human Conditions, Noorderlicht Photofestival 2009 Groningen, September 2009
Concours d’Architecture Eiffel 2008, Cité de l’Architecture Paris, April 2009
MediaVU’ One Year Anniversary Exhibition, Palais de Tokyo Paris, April 2009
Salt Water Tears – PrixPictet Commission, Munem Wasif, Mall Galleries London, March 2009
European Works (Fabriques de l’Europe) Cité de l’Architecture Paris, October 2008 traveling to Brussels November 2008, and Dublin March 2009

Books – picture editing
Paradise, Edwin Koo, January 2014, ArtPostAsia Singapore
Visage, Edwin Koo, January 2014, ArtPostAsia Singapore
The Stamp of Loneliness, Nazik Armenakyan, December 2013, selfpublished
Solitude, in the wake of Willem Barentsz, Jeroen Toirkens, November 2013, Lannoo Publishers
Mingong, The Pursuit of Happiness, Wolfgang Müller, October 2012 – Vice Versa Verlag
Nomad, Jeroen Toirkens, March 2011 – Lannoo Publishers (2nd edition, April 2013)
The Ferry of Istanbul – Encounters along the Bosporus, Nicole Segers, February 2010 Lemniscaat Publishers (French Edition October 2013, Les Editions Noir sur Blanc)

Texts – writings
Essay ‘North Korean Perspectives‘ Aurora Borealis – April 2015
Selected Entries ’30 Seconds Photography’ (IlexPublishing) – November 2014
HatjeCantz fotoblog – ‘Photography as a visual language’ – April 2014
Foreword FIGHTERS, Janus van der Eijnden (selfpublished) January 2014
Foreword The Stamp of Loneliness,  Nazik Armenakyan (selfpublished) December 2013
Noorderlicht photography blog – ‘Mois de la Photo à Montréal – November 2013
Essay Valério Spada – Gomorrah Girl, LightWork annual catalogue, September 2013, LightWork Syracuse, USA
Marc’s Ten Commandments’ series on photographic practice, PhatPhoto, Japan, November 2012 – March 2014 (bi-monthly)
Introduction Terres Fermes by Yvon Lambert, March 2012 by CNA Luxemburg

The Representation of the Utopia, Photography, Propaganda, Image or Reality in North Korea’ – Symposium ‘Art Under Control’, DrentsMuseum, Assen, the Netherlands, April 2015
‘But, Is it Art? – a personal view on photography’ at RigaPhotoMonth, Latvia, May 2014
1000 fans or why not to attend portfolio reviews’ at European Prospects, Cardiff, UK, March 2014
Curated Evening of Photography’ at Tokyo Institute of Photography, October 2013
‘Photography as Art’ at Landskrona Fotofestival, Sweden, August 2013
Why the Phone doesn’t Ring Anymore, adapting to a new photographic marketplace’ at FlashForward Boston, June 2013
‘My Practice with photographers’  at North East Photography Network, photography (w)here, Newcastle, March 2010

Educational Programs
Initiator and Program Manager Northern Lights MasterClass, Noorderlicht, Groningen, the Netherlands, 2010 – to date
Rising Sun Workshop International Portfolio reviews, Tokyo Institute of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, April  2012 – to date (two editions per year)
How to Make Personal Projects Financially Viable, Internationaal Centre of Photography New York, 10 week online course, winter 2014
Marketing Game for Documentary Photographers,
Aarhus school for Photojournalism, June 2013, 2014
Lecturer Visual Identity, Spéos Institute for Photography, Paris, France, January 2010 – to date
MasterClass Photography
, Centre National de l’Audiovisuel de Luxembourg, one year program 2014
Mastering the Art of Marketing Photography,
Mumbai and Bangalore, India, February 2013
External Examiner Visual Communication,
Academy of Visual Arts, Maastricht December 2012
Various workshops on Editing and Marketing,
Lagos, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Amsterdam

Portfolio reviews
RigaPhotoMonth, Latvia, May 2014
Fotografia Europea, ReggioEmillia Italy, May 2014
FotoFestParis, November 2010 – 2013
Mois de la Photo, Montréal, September 2013, Odense, Denmark, October 2009, 2012
African Artists’ Foundation, Lagos, February 2012
BelfastPhotoFestival, Belfast, August 2011
Rhubarb-Rhubarb, Birmingham, August 2010
Fotofestival Naarden, the Netherlands, May 2009
Lucca Digital Photo Fest, Italy, October 2008
PhotoBiennale, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 2008

Competitions Judging
SingTel Home Without Walls, Singapore, 2012
Etisalat Amateur Photo Competition, LagosPhoto, Lagos Nigeria, 2012
HumanKind, New York Photo Fesitval, New York USA, 2010
PGBPPhotoAward, (chairman of the jury), Stockholm Sweden, 2010
PES Group Committee of the Regions, Brussels Belgium, 2008
PGBPhotoAward, Stockholm Sweden, 2008
Critical Mass, Photolucida Portland USA, 2008
PES Group Committee of the Regions, Brussels Belgium, 2007

Artistic Director, Festival Photoreporter Saint Brieuc France, January 2014 – to date
Manager External Relations, Noorderlicht Groningen, January 2013 – to date
Honored Candidate, CENTER Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013
Guest editor OjodePez – In My Backyard, Issue 27, La Fabrica, Barcelona, 2012
Nominator PrixPictet 2010 – to date
Project Manager Year of Planet Earth, Banco Espirito Santo Angola / World Press Photo 2009 (workshop, publication, exhibition, multimedia presentation)
Project Editor Things As They Are, photojournalism in context since 1955, book published under the auspices of World Press Photo by BOOT, Aperture, and others in 2005. Exhibition curated by Christian Caujolle presented in Amsterdam, Tokyo, Seoul, and Paris, 2005 – 2006.