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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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.
Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM + Profotonet photo album + Fokko Muller street photo workshop + UPR photo prints
Foto de Vakman Wizmount CU2 pack + Profotonet photo print + 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
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!
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"
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. ;)
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.
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.
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.
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.