Erik Kessels will discuss his interest in vernacular photography within the context of his exhibition 24hours in Photography.

Erik Kessels is a founding partner and creative director of KesselsKramer, an independent international communications agency located in Amsterdam. He has designed, edited and published several books of vernacular photography through KesselsKramer Publishing—including the In Almost Every Picture series, and The Instant Men and Wonder. Since 2000, he has been an editor of the alternative photography magazine Useful Photography. He has curated exhibitions such as Loving Your Pictures at the Centraal Museum Utrecht, Holland, and at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2008, after having been a nominator for the Discovery Award in 2002. He was one of four curators (with Lou Reed, Fred Ritchin and Vince Aletti) of the New York Photo Festival 2010 where he presented the exhibition Use me Abuse me. Kessels was one of four curators – along with C. Cheroux, J. Schmid, J. Fontcuberta and M. Parr for the 2011 Arles manifesto exhibition From Here On.