Paul Anstiss, BA
Paul Anstiss has worked as a broadcast news journalist for more than 25 years. He was a television reporter and news reader for the BBC (Breakfast News, BBC News Channel, and BBC World Television) and for the ITV commercial network in the United Kingdom. Anstiss also worked for five years as a senior producer, reporter and presenter for Radio Netherlands Worldwide. During the course of his career, Paul has travelled extensively on assignments throughout the world and covered a wide range of stories including the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, G7 summits, conflicts in Somalia and Bosnia, and climate change in Antarctica.
Today, in addition to his work as a lecturer in journalism, media literacy and media ethics, Anstiss writes for companies such as Shell, AEGON, and Amsterdam Marketing. He coaches politicians and company executives in Europe, Africa and the Middle East on their media and presentation strategies.
Alexandra Arshanskaya, MSc
Visual Design, Interactive Media, Visual Art
Taco Hidde Bakker, MA
Art writing and translation
Taco Hidde Bakker is a writer, translator and researcher based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2007, he completed a master’s degree in Photographic Studies at Leiden University with a thesis on the crossroads of photography theory and visual anthropology. Subsequently, he worked as researcher and writer on the large-scale documentary project, "The Last Days of Shishmaref," with Paradox and photographer Dana Lixenberg. His writings about art and photography have been widely published in magazines, including Camera Austria International, Foam Magazine, EXTRA, British Journal of Photography, and The PhotoBook Review, and also in catalogues and artist’s books.
His first volume of essays, "The Photograph That Took the Place of a Mountain," was published in 2018 by Fw:Books.
Pablo Lerma, MFA
John Loughlin, MFA
Noemi Mena Montes, PhD
Head of Department of Media Communications
Carlos Roos, MA
Zhenia Sveshchinskaya, MA
Photography: cross media storytelling, exhibitions and photo books
Zhenia Sveshchinskaya was trained as a photographer and curator. In 2010 she set up Image Matter as a platform for visually driven narratives. She researched, curated and produced exhibitions and worked on multimedia projects on pressing matters, web docs and photobook events and exhibitions. From 2013-2017 she headed Unseen Book Market & Dummy Award and its discussion program.
Since 2016 Image Matter has been offering storytelling guidance and copywriting services. Sveshchinskaya teaches history and analysis of photography at FOTOfactory school (Amsterdam) and Webster Leiden Campus.
Jonathan Talbott, BA
Jonathan Talbott is a communications advisor with a specialty in spoken communication and a background in the performing arts.
“I started out in business with a plan to help presenters eliminate ‘Death by PowerPoint’, but it’s gotten a little out of hand. The presenting work led to coaching TEDx talks. I’ve now assisted in the creation of more than 200 of those. Before I knew it I was helping people and organizations with giving pitches, preparing for panel discussions, focusing their small talk at events, planning negotiation communication, and practicing interviews. I spend a fair amount of time talking about goals, strategy and planning, particularly with regard to emotional connection with audiences. I also work with lots of startups on market validation, which really means asking good questions and carefully listening to the answers.”
Talbott is a regular guest lecturer on communications skills at the Delft University of Technology, Utrecht University and Erasmus University.