Jeppe Schilder (1982, the Netherlands) is a Dutch photojournalist, storyteller and communication expert specialising in humanitarian and international development issues.
Jeppe has a Masters degree in Conflict Studies & Human Rights. For almost six years he worked for major international development and humanitarian NGOs in the Netherlands, Kosovo, Palestine and Kenya before he decided to go freelance and move into documentary and humanitarian photography.
In 2015 he moved to eastern Congo where he covered stories and projects that captured the realities of sexual and domestic violence, refugees, child protection, emergency response programs, and conflict minerals.
“Aid is too often seen as simply cheques going out the door. In my work as a photojournalist and storyteller for NGOs I aim to change this view and visualise what this money actually represents, what it can actually do. Aid is about transforming lives. It is about health services, schools and institutions that transform communities. Fundamentals that matter to people all over the world.”
Clients include: Free Press Unlimited, War Child, Oxfam Novib, SPARK, PMU, Make Music Matter, Clingendael, dance4life, PAX, Sunday Telegraph, NRC Next, NRC Handelsblad, Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag, RTL Late Night, RTL Boulevard, SHUTR magazine, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, UBlad, Amstel Uitgevers, Demotix, State magazine, CJP, Stichting Bezoek Z.H. Dalai Lama Nederland