Photo editor at Vrij Nederland magazine, trainer World Press Photo and freelance curator
Jenny studied History of Modern and contemporary Art at the University of Amsterdam. She specialized in documentary photography and worked for different daily newspapers before she started as the Director of Photography at the weekly magazine Vrij Nederland. She is in charge of the selection of new photographers, the assignments, edits and the photo-essay. Being part of the World Press Photo training team, Jenny teaches photojournalism in different parts of the world. She curates photo exhibitions and is co-organizer of Photo-Stories. www.vrijnederland.nl.
“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.”