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ROTTERDAM

Challenge your view of the city

 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Everything looks better big and hanging from a wall...

That's why we always finish up our Urban Photo Race with an exhibition and an awards ceremony! Set your agendas to the 3rd of September 2017 and save the date. We'll be going back to our last checkpoint at Cafe Engels (Stationsplein 45, 3013 AK Rotterdam) from 16:30 onwards, with the awards ceremony taking place at 17:30.

Bring your friends and family and join us for the closing event of this year's very first edition of the Urban Photo Race Rotterdam.

We hope to see you all there.

 

Rotterdam is a whole new game, but when it comes to awards, we don't play around.

We've put our many years of expertise to work and got some very cool awards for you. Our sponsors aren't just for show, they are the backbone of our event. They make it even more interesting for you to participate and for you to push harder to win.

 

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 + Profotonet photo album + Fokko Muller street photo workshop + UPR photo prints

Designed for maximum comfort and stability, the CU2pack delivers amazing POV shots unlike those from any other mounting system. Strap on the CU2pack and get in the picture with all the action — even the most extreme manoeuvres and conditions. The CU2pack adjusts to any position and holds your camera securely at any angle. Set up is fast and simple.

Designed for maximum comfort and stability, the CU2pack delivers amazing POV shots unlike those from any other mounting system. Strap on the CU2pack and get in the picture with all the action — even the most extreme manoeuvres and conditions.

The CU2pack adjusts to any position and holds your camera securely at any angle. Set up is fast and simple.

2nd award

Foto de Vakman Wizmount CU2 pack + Profotonet photo print + 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!

Fokko Muller

He is a Dutch photographer with a special interest in street photography.

" Street photography changed my way of looking into the world. I like being on the streets, seeing the interaction between people and hearing the fragments of their conversations. I enjoy showing people in their daily environment. I like you to take a closer look and wonder what is happening. Sometimes I want to make you smile. My photos are always made with respect for the subject.

I teach street photography workshops, I give lectures on street photography and I published my photo book "The Street". The best thing about street photography is that you walk out the door and never know what you bring home in your camera."

Vincent van Dordrecht

Photography began for him at a young age, like a hobby. That hobby soon became a passion and the way to express his creativity. 

"Since I have been a professional photographer, I gained extensive experience by working for many different clients. My expertise includes portraits, sports reports and travel photography. My new passion films bring new ideas, a different view on topics, inspiration and creative challenges. Every day I work with my cameras with pleasure and passion and never hope to let it go.

I do freelance work for: Telegraaf Media Group, Sanoma Media, Q-Music, Roompot Vacations, Made in Rotterdam, Veenman + and IN10"

Marc Haers

With his own vision of how the world works, Marc makes work that fits his own mentality. He focuses on strengthening and developing stories through finding depth and visual creativity. 

His priority is always with the people he works with for the purpose of making something that has not been done before. Marc applies this method in his portrait & conceptual photography, with the result that there are endless possibilities to create a dialogue between the creator, viewer and subject. 

His personal involvement makes for a beautiful marriage between the identity of his subject / customer and his own. This creates a body of work that does not simply consist of photos but pictures of one's own story.

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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Our newly formed team in Rotterdam comes full of energy to take the Urban Photo Race to the streets.

 

As we grow to other cities nationwide and internationally, so does our team with the integration of the local collaborators.

 

Francisca Snel

Street and Travel Photographer as well  as Account Manager for a storage terminal in the Rotterdam harbour. In her spare time she likes to play the harp, ride the motorcycle and practice cross-fit.

Arjan Boerlage

Photographer with 20 year of experience. His specialities are portraits and food photography. Recently he has also started Keezr.nl, a new platform for emerging photographers.

Iwona Montel

Freelance photographer, teacher and founder of AIM-FRAME PHOTOGRAPHY. In her work she enjoys merging contemporary portrait with documental work. Ready to explore and share her views on cities hidden gems.

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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