Jeppe Schilder (1982) is Dutch photographer, (visual) storyteller and senior communication professional specialised in humanitarian aid and international development. He furthermore has a broad experience in mentoring workshops in storytelling and photography for NGO staff and is the founder and coordinator of the DRA humanitarian aid course Beyond Disaster: a course for journalism students in the Netherlands in partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Giro 555 and four Journalism Schools in the Netherlands.

Jeppe has an academic background in Social Science and Conflict Studies & Human Rights with a best delegate award from Harvard Model United Nations. Currently his enrolled in the Senior Communication Professional training at Van der Hilst Communication.

His academic background combined with over eight years’ experience working for NGOs in the Netherlands and abroad in project management and strategic communication positions, have given him the experience and insight to understand the contexts in which humanitarian and development organisations work.

Too often aid is seen as simply cheques going out the door. For many it is difficult to visualise what this money actually represents and what it can do. In his work, Jeppe aims to bring this aid to life with striking photography, compelling stories and engaging concepts to motivate supporters and affect change. He tries to show aid is about transforming lives. That it is about health services, schools and institutions that transform communities. Fundamentals that matter to people all over the world.

Jeppe is commissioned by several NGOs like Oxfam Novib, War Child, dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation, Free Press Unlimited, Pax, Clingendael, Spark, Diakonia, PMU and dance4life. His worked has been published in various media including Sunday Telegraph, Globe and Mail, NRC Next, NRC Handelsblad, Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag and Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

When not working abroad, Jeppe is available for assignment in the Netherlands.


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