Rebecca Simons

TED Fellow, TEDGlobal 2014, South, October 5-10, 2014, Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by: Ryan Lash/TED


Independent photography curator, editor and educator.

Rebecca Simons (1981, FIN) is an independent photography curator, editor and educator situated in The Netherlands. Between 2009-2016 Rebecca worked as Senior Producer & Interim manager at World Press Photo’s education department where she was responsible for all books, exhibitions and online productions.

In 2016, together with Viewbook, she launched Transformations, aiming to explore changes in photography. She is also the initiator of El-Art, a European strategic partnership program supporting entrepreneurial learning for artists. As an editor and curator Rebecca is involved in projects such as Asielzoekmachine and #Ecocide and she works freelance as image editor for de Correspondent.

Rebecca is a nominator for the World Press Photos Joop Swart Masterclass and 6×6 talent program as well as British Journal of Photography Ones to Watch. As an educator she is teaching at Willem de Kooning Academy in the Netherlands and through guest lectures and international workshops.