Erik Kessels (born in 1966, lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is since 1996 Creative Director of communications agency KesselsKramer. As an artist and photography curator Kessels has published several books of his ‘collected’ images: »Missing Links« (1999), »The Instant Men« (2000), »in almost every picture« (2001-2015) and »Wonder« (2006). Since 2000, he has been an editor of the alternative photography magazine »Useful Photography«. Kessels has taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Écal Lausanne and at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. He made and curated exhibitions such as »Mother Nature«, »Album Beauty« and »Unfinished Father«. and co-curated »From Here on together« with Martin Parr, Joachim Schmid, Clement Cheroux and Joan Fontuberta. In 2012 Kessels was elected as the most influential creative of The Netherlands.