Drs. M. Kleppe (Martijn)
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Role in Erasmus Studio:
Martijn Kleppe, MA is finishing a PhD project on the production of Dutch photographic icons within the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. He actively uses computer-assisted software to examine large visual datasets as source for historical studies. For his dissertation he created a database of 4,000 photos that were published in Dutch History textbooks and interviewed the editors of these history textbooks on the use of picture archives. Before, he was a consultant specialized in examining the needs of newspaper readers and is currently also involved in a research program with World Press Photo. He is the review editor of the Dutch Journal of Mediahistory (Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis) and writes a column on the photography website Photoq.nl on the use of photographs in current media.
For a more detailed overview, Martijn's personal page can be found here.