Illustration Mentor


Photography consultant, photo editor. Curator and educator.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam
English, Dutch

Jenny Smets is an independent curator of photography exhibitions, photo editor and consultant on photography based in  the Netherlands. She hosts workshops and masterclasses, edits photography books and writes on photography. Organisations she works for are amongst others World Press Photo, co-organising he Joop Swart masterclass , and KABK art Academy in The Hague. She studied history of modern and contemporary art at UVA University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and specialized during her studies in the history of photography. Jenny’s company is named Docs+Tales.


“The Skype session with Jenny Smets was really nice! Not just because I did a different sequencing, but also because she showed me what to look for and how to sequence a project thinking as a viewer. She is a really nice person, and also really talkative, same as me! The first hour and a half we were talking about the project, the pictures and what I want to achieve with it, so we ended up doing a 3 hours and a half Skype session. I think we both were comfortable and we didn’t actually thought about the time. 

It is the first time that I do a sequencing with a professional editor, I really liked how it works, and I hope I can work like that in future projects.” 

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- Deadlines:
There is a delay of 3 days between the date we receive the photographer’s application and the date we are able to confirm or not the session with the Mentor.

- Payment:
Right after submitting his application throughout the Eyes in Progress’s website, the photographer is invited to pay the full stated price (via an email sent from PayZen credit card payment platform).
Applications can only be processed after receiving the full payment.

- Feedback/Testimonies:
Eyes in Progress will contact the photographer once the session is done in order to ask for his feedback.

- If the Mentor is not available and the photographer chooses to cancel the process, the photographer will receive a full refund in the delay of 3 days after the photographer sends his bank details to Eyes in Progress (IBAN and BIC/ SWIFT code).

- If the photographer decides to cancel for whatever reasons after the Mentor has agreed to the session, Eyes in Progress will reimburse 50% of the paid price.