Photography consultant, photo editor. Curator and educator.
The Netherlands, Amsterdam
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.”