Rebecca Simons is Senior Producer and Project Manager at World Press Photo. In 2004, she got her MFA in photography at Post-St. Joost, Avans University, Breda and in 2012, her MA at Film and Photographic Studies, Leiden University.
Since 2009, Rebecca is working at World Press Photo. Among other projects, she coordinates the annual Joop Swart Masterclass. As a producer she has been responsible for several exhibitions, books and online productions, the latest being Stories of Change, beyond the ‘Arab Spring’. Next to her work at WPPh Rebecca also coordinates international art projects, and has initiated projects like El-Art, with the goal of integrating entrepreneurial learning in European art schools. In the past, next to freelancing as a photographer, she has worked five years as an educator of photography and new media. She is currently based in Rotterdam, Netherlands.