Is Interactive Commissioning Editor at ARTE (Franco-German TV channel). She has previously worked for the major French public radio France Inter, where she was in charge of programming. She has also written radio dramas and she is the author of a biography of Henry David Thoreau (Editions Folio Biographies Gallimard). She also participated in the making of a documentary for ARTE.
Co-founder of the journalism production company Prospektor. She writes articles and books and makes (multimedia) documentaries.
She has published Stiekem kan hier alles (‘Secretly everything is possible here’), about Iran, De Vluchtelingenjackpot (‘The Refugee Jackpot’, with photographer Karijn Kakebeeke) and Dream City (with photographer Anoek Steketee). Her directorial credits include the films Niemand vertelt mij wat ik moet geloven (‘No one tells me what to believe’) and Joella, Best Friends Forever (both for IKON), Nieuw (‘New’, NCRV Dokument Junior) and the youth programme Jong geleerd, oud gedaan (‘What is learned in the cradle is carried to the grave’). For the exhibition ANGRY, she created video portraits of radicals and ex-radicals (Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam). The interactive music documentary Hidden Wounds (IDFA Doclab, Reflecting Images 2013) and the two-part radio documentaryMen don’t cry (OVT, VPRO), about veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, were released in 2013.
Together with photographer Anoek Steketee she made Love Radio, an award winning transmedia documentary about the process of reconciliation following an armed conflict, based around the popular Rwandan radio soap Musekeweya. She is currently working on the feature-length documentary Bring the Jews home (IKON), a (mobile first) interactive documentary together with photographer Dana Lixenberg Imperial Courts and the interactive transmedia project ‘De Asielzoekmachine’ (The Asylum Machine).
Since April 2014 Geert-Jan Bogaerts is the Head of Digital Media at the department of digital media of Dutch broadcaster VPRO. There he is responsible for digital channels and innovation and distribution strategy. He also works as a lecturer and consultant. Earlier Bogaerts was a journalist and editor at de Volkskrant with more than 15 years of experience in financial reporting and international political and economic affairs. He built up international experience during long-term stays in the US, North Africa/Middle East and Belgium. Later at the newspaper he was involved in developing their internet strategy.
David Campbell is a writer, professor and producer who analyses visual storytelling and creates new visual stories. He holds a PhD in International Relations and for more than twenty five years has taught visual culture, geography and politics at universities in the US, Australia and the UK. He is the author of six books and more than 60 articles, and has produced visual projects on the Bosnian War, imaging famine, and the visual economy of HIV-AIDS.
Campbell writes about documentary photography and photojournalism, the disruption in the media economy, its impact on visual journalism, in addition to his long-term commitment to understanding international politics. He also produces multimedia and video projects. All his work can be seen at http://www.david-campbell.org, where he has maintained an active blog for five years.
Campbell has an established record of engagement with the photojournalism community, especially through his work for World Press Photo. In 2005, he presented the Sem Presser Lecture on the topic ‘Has Concerned Photography a Future? Photojournalism, Humanitarianism, Responsibility’. As a research consultant to World Press Photo he directed the Multimedia Research Project in 2012-13 and the project exploring “The Integrity of the Image” in 2014. He was Secretary to the World Press Photo Contest 2014 and 2015.
Peter Claassen is a visual artist of multimedia projects in which photography, audio, video, animation, theater and music are combined. Peter makes visuals for TV, web, commercials, musicals, location based projects, opera, theater, photography exhibitions and educational concerts.
Is a documentary photographer whose goal is to contribute his work to a dialogue on international development and perceptions of Africa. He began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer and a traditional photojournalist — now, his work seeks to deconstruct that experience. He is a co-founder of Everyday Africa, the Instagram-based project that has blossomed into a global phenomenon, and he is a regular speaker in classrooms and workshops on deconstructing media stereotypes and promoting localized storytelling.
He was selected to participate in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in 2013; was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2012; and was a member of the VII Mentor Program from 2010 – 2012. He has received three grants from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, in 2009, 2011, and 2012, and additional awards from POYi, The Photocati Fund, The British Journal of Photography IPA, and Magenta Foundation Flash Forward.
His acclaimed Life Without Lights project on global energy poverty has exhibited in London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Vienna, Hannover (Germany), and Lagos. Peter is co-creator of Everyday Africa, a project focused on daily-life images from across the continent to refute the stereotypical media image of Africa. Shot entirely on smartphones, Everyday Africa has over 100,000 followers on Instagram and has been featured by National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsweek (Japan), Bloomberg Businessweek, and Around the World with Christiane Amanpour on ABC News, among others. Additionally, Peter’s photography and multimedia work have been published by TIME, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, GEO, Foreign Policy Magazine, Mother Jones, Wired, Al Jazeera America, Internazionale, Good Magazine, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, and The Boston Globe, among many others. His NGO clients include Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), Human Rights Watch, International Committee of the Red Cross, Save The Children, Oxfam, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Carter Center, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
Wieland van Dijk
For two years now Wieland van Dijk is Chief Online at NRC Media. He is responsible for de website nrc.nl and other digital expressions. Van Dijk is also a board member of the internet section of the union of Dutch journalists NVJ. From March 2012 until April 2013 Van Dijk was editior-in-chief Business Media at IDG (Webwereld.nl, Computerworld.nl en CIO.nl) and before he worked as managing editor at Nu.nl, the most popular Dutch news site. He completed his study Political Science at the University of Amsterdam in 2006.
Bregtje van der Haak
Bregtje van der Haak is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. Since 1998 she directs international documentaries and transmedia productions about the changing world (DNA Dreams, Satellite Queens, Lagos Wide & Close and VPRO Backlight episodes Tech Human and Digital Memory). She initiated MultipleJournalism.nl was ao guest lecturer at the School of Creative Media of City University of Hong Kong and USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism in Los Angeles, where she did research for innovation in journalism. In 2006/2007 she was editor VPRO Television and since 2009 she is member of the Prince Claus Fund and the Erasmus Prize.
Interactive and web-based projects:
Kadir van Lohuizen
has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, but is probably best known for his long-term projects on the seven rivers of the world, the diamond industry and migration in the Americas. Before Kadir became a photographer he was a sailor and started a shelter for homeless and drug addicts in Holland. He was also an activist in the Dutch squatter movement. From 2011 to 2012, Kadir created Via PanAm; a striking visual investigation on migration in the Americas. In 12-months, he travelled along the Pan American Highway from Terra del Fuego in Patagonia to Deadhorse in Northern Alaska. Via PanAm is a unique social documentary multimedia project, which was originally made as an interactive application for the iPad. In 2013 Via PanAm was also made into a travelling interactive multimedia based exhibition and installation. With the publication of a book at the end of 2013 the project successfully came to an end having experimented with all possible publication outlets for photography today.
Pieter ten Hoopen is an experienced and internationally acclaimed photographer/filmer based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has a wide range of returning customers as New Yorker, Plan International and his own film and photography productions. Pieter is a triple award winner in the prestigious World Press Photo and was selected three times a photographer of the year in Sweden and numerous other international prices. He has published three solo books and two documentaries. Today Pieter combines his photography/film with the build up of a new film production company in Stockholm.
Throughout his career as an autonomous photographer Robert Knoth has been working on long term projects, documenting the complexity of social, economic and political or environmental struggles and the impact they have on the lives of ordinary people.
Over the years Knoth has worked in several war zones and has also devoted himself to the study of the aftermath of conflicts in Europe, Africa and Asia with numerous publications in media such as: The New York Times, Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, New Scientist, FOTO 8, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, Stern, Der Spiegel, Grande Reportagem, La Repubblica, Il Sole24Ore, South China Morning Post, Sydney Morning Herald, Internazionale, Epoca Brazil, Mother Jones, Sunday Herald, Private magazine, European Photography, NRC Handelsblad, Creative Photography Iran and Le Monde.
He has cooperated with NGO’s as Médecins sans Frontières, Care International, Greenpeace International, Amnesty International and the Dutch Refugee Council.
Zelfstandig ontwerper en digital producer, gespecialiseerd in digital storytelling. Ze studeerde aan de Design Academie
(cum laude) en het Sandberg Instituut en werkte eerder onder andere voor Submarine en Mediamatic waar ze interactieve projecten realiseerde voor musea (Het Joods Historisch Museum, Het Stedelijk Museum, Het nationaal Historisch Museum) en de publieke omroep (HUMAN/VPRO). Onder haar eigen naam ontwikkelde ze interactieve producties (web/ mobile) zoals de webdocu Love Radio (SXSW, Zilveren Camera), de interactieve videoclip Hidden Wounds (IDFA Doclab, Reflecting Images 2013), de webdocumentaire Het beloofde Land, het online fieldrecording project SoundTransit (Tokyo Art Prize), het online Hella Haasse museum en het live-cinema project ‘ResonanCities’. Haar werk is vertoond op internationale festivals en tentoonstellingen in Amsterdam, Sao Paulo, Tokyo en Berlijn. Sara heeft de leiding over de interactieve productie en is verantwoordelijk voor de conceptontwikkeling en de uitvoering van het interactieve ontwerp.
Robert Overweg is an artist and expert in the field of Virtual worlds. He helps people and some of the most prominent companies in a different view on reality. He does this in a couple of distinctive ways; Robert gives companies guidance in concept development and execution, he gives lectures and creates art. Through his extraordinary professional and personal interest in new technologies Robert can without a doubt be determined as a technology innovator.
As lead concept and innovation at Triple-IT, Robert creates together with his team business critical concepts and strategies for A-brands like RTL and Vodafone. He gives lectures about the increasing digitisation of our lives with current day examples and a look back at the past when similar situations took place. With concrete examples for future use cases.
From his expertise in the Virtual world and his fresh view, he develops, researches and predicts possibilities of Virtual Reality. With Beyond Sports he has developed a virtual trainings module for the Dutch National team and Ajax. Where real soccer matches are transformed into Virtual Reality.
Robert has been a photographer in virtual worlds since 2007. He dwells in these worlds and documents the public space of current day society. With these artworks he exhibits all over the world, from media biannual Seoul, South Korea to currently the Centre Pompidou Paris.
Caspar Sonnen is Head of New Media at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). In 2007, he founded IDFA DocLab, the festival’s new media program, where he explores and showcases interactive documentary storytelling ranging from multimedia journalism to data art and Virtual Reality. Occasionally, Sonnen also commissions artists to develop new interactive works, live events or robots that make documentaries. Besides his work at IDFA, Sonnen is advisor of SXSW, MIT Open DocLab and IFP’s New Media Center in New York. He is also co-founder of Seize the Night, the annual Open Air Film Festival Amsterdam.
Studied Photography at the Royal Academie of Arts in The Hague and did a Master course Photography at the St.-Joost in Breda. Her work has been shown at various national and international exhibitions, including the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam and Rosphoto Museum in St.-Petersburg. Her most recent project Love Radio a transmedial documentary made in collaboration with writer/filmmaker Eefje Blankevoort, interactive designer Sara Kolster and designers Kummer & Herrman. Love radio received the Zilveren Camera Prize for Innovative Photojournalism, the POPCAP Piclet prize en was nominated for the Visa d’Or webdocumentary, South by Southwest Interactive Innovation and Lensculture Visual Storytelling Award. In 2014 the exhibition was shown in FOAM, Amsterdam. The documentary Love Radio, will be broadcasted on Dutch television at NPO2, in 2015
Studied AKI, Enschede, Visual communication. He is an independent designer working in digital media since 2000, with a focus on experimentation in narrative and interactivity. Paul is also co-founder of Viewbook.com where he explores new digital publishing formats for photographers
William Uricchio works with interactive documentary. Principal Investigator of MIT’s Open Documentary Lab, William and his team explore new forms of non-fiction storytelling and their implications for authorship, participation and the once stable text. William is professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT as well as at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. A specialist in old media when they were new, he explores such things as early 19th C conjunctures between photography and telegraphy; the place of telephony in the development of television at the other end of the 19th C; and the work of algorithms in our contemporary cultural lives. William has been visiting professor in Sweden, Germany, Denmark and China, and his work has received Guggenheim, Humboldt and Fulbright awards, and most recently, the Berlin Prize. His latest book is Many More Lives of the Batman (forthcoming, British Film Institute/Palgrave).
Studied philosophy and wrote his thesis on the ‘now-moment’. Or, in Nietzsche’s words, The Big Moment. Late ’90s he joined one of the first online news media in the Netherlands: Webwereld. He wrote about ICT, the Internet bubble and at that time popular sites like AltaVista, HotBot and CU2. In 2006 he became editor in chief at NU.nl which expierenced an tremendous growth. In 2012 he moved to De Persgroep to ultimately become head of the digital department of the daily Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant.
Studio Richard Vijgen is a design studio for contemporary information culture. Richard Vijgen investigates new strategies to find the big stories in big data through research and design. He designs and produces interactive data visualisations and data installations ranging from microscopic to architectural in scale. He uses code, pixels and 3D printers to convey ideas. Richard works with a wide range of clients and institutions around the world. His work has been widely recognized by many professional organizations and publications, including Wired, Rhizome, Gestalten, The Atlantic and The Dutch Design Awards and has been exhibited at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Barbican. Richard Vijgen reflects on and writes about digital culture. He initiates and participates in research projects and works with clients to design and produce work that connects the digital realm with social and physical space. He teaches Information Design Arnhem school of art and design (ArtEZ).