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AMSTERDAM

Challenge your view of the city

 

UPR AMS 2017 - winners photo exhibition

Book your calendars and agendas for the 9th of December and join us on our closing event and winners exhibition. We'll open doors at 16h and start the awards ceremony at 17h30.

Dokzaal
Plantage Doklaan 8-12
1018CM Amsterdam

 
 

Twelve hours
Six themes
Eighteen photos
Four checkpoints

Relax… No need to hurry, or maybe you do! Go against the clock and snap your way to the finish line. Take as many photos as you want but in the end, 18 is all you need.

A city to be explored… Find all the hidden corners and discover new places.

Remember, creativity is the key.

 

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Every year we grow our list of friends and supporters.

It's because of them that we get to award cool stuff to the UPR winners.

 

Compactness, lightweight and versatiltiy characteristics that almost always are at the expense of optically quality. Until today. When designing the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary we had only one thing in mind: how to let the above characteristics work together to reach unrivalled optical performance.  

SIGMA is pleased to introduce the result of this technological challenge: a completely new standard in ultimate versatility for the photo enthusiast.

1st award

Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM + Fokko Muller street photo workshop + UPR photo prints

Using the highest quality materials and precisely manufactured leg tubes lets SIRUI achieve uncompromising stability! The SIRUI KTV204 extends up to145cm, while still folding small enough to fit in your suitcase or carry-on luggage. The SIRUI Flip Leg Lock System makes setup and breakdown fast and easy. Simply open the leg locks and the legs smoothly slide open. Thanks to the use of Magnesium leg clamps (for added strength) and SIRUI's superior design, the flip locks provide a solid grip, enhanced stability and reliable performance.

Using the highest quality materials and precisely manufactured leg tubes lets SIRUI achieve uncompromising stability! The SIRUI KTV204 extends up to145cm, while still folding small enough to fit in your suitcase or carry-on luggage.

The SIRUI Flip Leg Lock System makes setup and breakdown fast and easy. Simply open the leg locks and the legs smoothly slide open. Thanks to the use of Magnesium leg clamps (for added strength) and SIRUI's superior design, the flip locks provide a solid grip, enhanced stability and reliable performance.

2nd award

Foto de Vakman Sirui KTV 204 alu tripod + UPR photo prints

The Canon Connect Station CS100 is your go-to photo and video hub that lets you share, store, view and manage your most memorable moments. The Connect Station CS100 gives you up to 1 TB of wirelessly accessible storage with the capacity for approximately 150,000 photos or approximately 70 hours of video content*. Transferring photos to and from the Connect Station CS100 is as easy as connecting your mobile device via the new mobile app, tapping the CS100 with your NFC-equipped Canon camera or camcorder, using the available SD/CF card slots and USB connection, or through a web browser from your smartphone, tablet and PC.

The Canon Connect Station CS100 is your go-to photo and video hub that lets you share, store, view and manage your most memorable moments. The Connect Station CS100 gives you up to 1 TB of wirelessly accessible storage with the capacity for approximately 150,000 photos or approximately 70 hours of video content*.

Transferring photos to and from the Connect Station CS100 is as easy as connecting your mobile device via the new mobile app, tapping the CS100 with your NFC-equipped Canon camera or camcorder, using the available SD/CF card slots and USB connection, or through a web browser from your smartphone, tablet and PC.

3rd award

Foto de Vakman Canon Connect Station CS100 + UPR photo prints

 

Best themes award

Van Duuren Media photo books + UPR photo prints

Jury favourite

Degreef & Partner photo gear + UPR photo prints

Global theme

Fokko Muller "The street" photo book + UPR photo prints

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Our 2017 jury is handpicked for their keen eye and individual photographic background, they will go at your photos from all angles.

Every year we try to bring you a fresh selection of Jury elements

Our jury elements are a very photography active bunch, please check out their work and learn more about them. They are photographers, educators, gear geeks… you have it all!

Heleen Peeters

Studied photography at London College of Communication after which completed an academic master degree in photographic studies at Leiden University.

Previous photographic projects have been exhibited in group and solo shows at numerous institutions such as Museum M (Leuven, BE), KBC Tower (Antwerp, BE), Felix Meritis (Amsterdam, NL), among many others.

In 2010 she launched her first self-published book ‘Amandla’, as part of an awareness campaign for AIDS orphans in South Africa. She was the picture editor of ‘Harmonie’ and curator at ‘The Art Department’ in Amsterdam. Currently Peeters works as project manager for Paradox, a Dutch documentary photography non-profit, on the production of ‘Turtle 1 – Building a car in Africa’ and ‘Welkom Today’.

Theo Niekus

Works on the streets since the mid eighties.

He worked on a Image-encyclopedia of behaviour in the public domain for some 16 years titled PASATIEMPO.

Two other publications are PASSANTEN and DAMRAK. He publishes his own photography magazine called REPORT.

Currently working on street-portraits.

Bas Losekoot

Is a Dutch-born artist and photographer, concerned with socio-cultural issues in cities around the world. Working with cinematic apparatus, he is challenging our understanding of reality in everyday city-life as well as the limited narrative potential of representations of truth in documentary photography.

With an intuitive eye, he visualizes the human experience in modern megacities. His practice combines concepts of mobility, social geography and the cinematic. Bas Losekoot holds a BA in Fine Art Photography from the Royal Academy of the Arts in The Hague and recently graduated for an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. His work has been exhibited widely in galleries and at festivals including New York Photo Festival, Voies-Off/Les Rencontres d’Arles and Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam.

Celebrating our past events

We created the Urban Photo Race back in 2011 and although it's not that long ago we're very proud of the work that our participants have done since then, while participating in our race.

Showcasing our winning participants in a hall of fame is the least we could do.

Check out our previous events and winners, if for nothing else, take it as inspiration for the upcoming one. ;)

 
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The Urban Photo Race is a joint venture from a group of friends with a common passion for photography.

This event is for everybody but it is only improved by the community. We heed your critics and praise your comments, they help us to do more and better… Thank you all for your participation and support.

 

Luis Monteiro

Architect, photographer and videographer. Co-founder of Aware Media, Ironman finisher and student of the martial art Shinkendo

Nutabi Camargo

Researcher and brain investigator with a big passion for creativity.

Tiago Rosado

Photographer and videographer. He’s also a trekking aficionado and co-founder of Aware Media.

Kashin Jeffrey Liu

Architectural Engineer, 3D Printing researcher and Co-founder of Stichting Xiao

Brought together with the help of

These are the companies and entities that contribute and support our event. We are not only very grateful for their help but also honoured to have such distinguished brands associated to our event.

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