Tuesday, September 12, 2006

New Mastermind: Erik Kessels, Creative Director of KesselsKramer

Erik Kessels (1966) is Creative Director of Amsterdam based communication agency KesselsKramer, working for national and international clients such as Diesel, Oxfam, Ben and The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel for which he has won numerous international awards.

He is a photography collector and has published several books of his 'collected' images; 'Missing Link' (1999), 'Instant Men' (2000), 'in almost every picture' (2001, 2003, 2004, 2006) and 'Wonder' (2006). Since 2000, he's been an editor of the alternative photography magazine 'Useful Photography'.

He has curated exhibitions such as 'Dutch Delight' at Foam (Photography Museum Amsterdam) and 'Confrontation' at the Institut Néerlandais (Paris). Recently he made the exhibition 'Loving Your Pictures' at the Centraal Museum Utrecht (The Netherlands) with a wide variety of found photography material.

Kessels has taught communication at the Hallo Academy Amsterdam and photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.

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