Jeppe Schilder (1982, the Netherlands) has a Masters degree in Conflict Studies & Human Rights. For almost eight years he worked for major international development and humanitarian NGOs in Kosovo, Palestine and Kenya before he decided to go freelance and move into documentary and humanitarian photography.
In recent years he covered stories and projects that captured the realities of sexual and domestic violence, refugees and IDPs, child protection, emergency response programs, human rights and conflict minerals.
“In my work as a photojournalist and storyteller for NGOs I aim to change the view that aid is simply cheques going out the door. For many people it is difficult to visualise what this money actually represents, what it can actually do. Aid is about transforming lives. It is about health services, schools and institutions that transform communities. Fundamentals that matter to people all over the world.”