Born in 1982 Eefje is an independent Dutch photography advisor, educator and curator based in Amsterdam (NL). She holds a Masters in Educational Sciences (University of Amsterdam) and studied photography at the Institut Catalan d’Estudis Fotogràfics in Barcelona, Spain. From 2008 till 2016 she worked as a project manager and a manager of the education department at World Press Photo. During those years she developed, fundraised and coordinated different training projects and publications in the Middle-East, Africa and Latin America. She has been a member of different juries and is currently a nominator for the 6×6 Talent Program and the well-known Joop Swart Masterclass of World Press Photo, which she co-ordinated for many years in the past, bringing to the fore many important artists from the field of photojournalism and documentary photography.
In 2017 she was the Artistic Director of Photoreporter Festival in Saint-Brieuc, France. She is Education Manager at PHmuseum, a founding member of the Transformations project, and a founding member of MAPS, an international photographers’ collective and agency.