As of September 1 2018, Evelien Kunst will be working as the new Producer/Coordinator at the Initiative Narrative Journalism Netherlands. She replaces the position of Paulien Bakker, who resigned from her post as director of the Initiative on July 1.
‘I’m really looking forward to working for the Initiative Narrative Journalism Netherlands. What I find particularly refreshing and interesting about the initiative is that it brings together different disciplines in its activities. The main focus is the narrative aspect of productions, which can take the form of text, sound, photography, film, illustration or a combination,’ says Evelien Kunst. Irene van der Linde, chairman of the foundation, about Evelien Kunst: ‘We are very happy to have Evelien join us and have great faith that she, with her enthusiasm, drive and creative ideas, will work to expand the initiative’s reach and impact in her own way and will put our narrative conference on the map.’
About Evelien Kunst
Evelien Kunst is a freelance consultant with more than 18 years of experience in documentary photography, marketing and education. Evelien is co-founder of Laika Productions, a storytelling agency that initiates and produces (multi) media productions and focusses on social impact. She was the former director of NOOR, an internationally prominent photographers collective. She also worked for The Red Dot Agency, a creative strategic communication agency. From 1999 to 2008, she worked for World Press Photo as project manager education. Her responsibilities included the annual Joop Swart Masterclass and setting up various training programs for photographers in Africa and Asia. Evelien regularly teaches master classes, including at the Danish School of Journalism and the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam. You can find more about Evelien Kunst here.