Born in 1981 in Finland, Rebecca Simons is an independent photography editor, curator and educator. She believes in the power of visual storytelling and is dedicated to pushing talent and their work forward. Rebecca currently works as a photo editor at Dutch daily de Volkskrant, teaches photography at Willem de Kooning Academy and holds international workshops. From 2009-2016 she 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 the research and publication project Transformations, aiming to explore changes in photography. She is also the initiator of El-Art, supporting entrepreneurial learning for artists. Rebecca is a regular portfolio reviewer at festivals and nominator for several talent programs. She also develops personal art projects such as the recent multimedia project Letters From The Past, tackling the theme of sexual abuse within the family.