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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Time to reset the clock back to 365!
We would like to thank everyone for making this a successful UPR edition and congratulate all those that finished, we know is hard work.
This year we had 116 finishers, which accounts for a whooping 2088 photos delivered. Lovely to see surprised new faces, realizing this is indeed a race and you have to give the energy the whole day, as well as many regular followers, now more laid-back, becoming more picky with their choices. But, honestly, what we enjoyed and appreciated the most is the interaction with everyone. Even if this is a tight-schedule day, everyone is so collaborative, motivating, giving tips to each other, and giving us constant feedback.
Next stage of the process is the voting for the winning photos, both from the overall UPR competition and the extra Global Theme. The global theme will be voted by the organisation team of the UPR and we will have the results of this one in a couple weeks. The UPR winners selection will take longer, the time for our Jury members to go through all the submitted photos. We should expect to have a final winners list in a couple months, so you can relax for now, we'll let you know if you won it.
Over the years, the most valuable thing has been the beautiful network formed around this event. We would like to thank Alicia Sanz and Beatriz Pineda, for helping us out with the race day tasks, to all of checkpoint locations we visited and finally all participants for following us and translating our ideas into great images!!!
We hope to see you all at the exhibition!! In the mean time here's some snapshots of that day.
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.
Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM + Fokko Muller street photo workshop + UPR photo prints
Foto de Vakman Sirui KTV 204 alu tripod + UPR photo prints
Foto de Vakman Canon Connect Station CS100 + UPR photo prints
Best themes award
Van Duuren Media photo books + UPR photo prints
Degreef & Partner photo gear + UPR photo prints
Fokko Muller "The street" photo book + UPR photo prints
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!
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’.
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.
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. ;)
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.
Architect, photographer and videographer. Co-founder of Aware Media, Ironman finisher and student of the martial art Shinkendo
Researcher and brain investigator with a big passion for creativity.
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
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