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PAST EVENTS

UPR AMSTERDAM NIGHT 2018

 

We would like to congratulate everyone who finished the first ever UPR AMS NIGHT edition. This was indeed a first for us and most importantly for our participants. We learned a lot and will certainly use this to improve on our upcoming events.

We wished it could have been darker as there was quite a lot of daylight for a proper night edition, but we hope you could still enjoy the day/night shooting. By the looks of the submissions we got we know you did.

Night photography is quite a special (a bit more technical) kind of photography and we understand that not everyone has the skills or gear to tackle such a challenge. With your feedback and what we learned from that edition we'll be working on ways to make this a better and more accessible event to everyone.

In the end what matters is that you came and that you did your best to finish and that above all, you had fun participating.

We hope to see you all at the exhibition!! In the mean time here's some snapshots of that day.

 

URBAN PHOTO RACE

JURY AMS

 

Our 2018 jury is handpicked for their keen eye and individual photographic background, they will go at your photos from all angles.

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

 
 
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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. The Urban Millennium Project is published in a variety of international media including The New Yorker, Die Zeit, Volkskrant, CNN Editions, GUP, IMA Magazine and the British Journal of Photography.

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Kjell Leknes

He’s the manager of Amsterdam Photo Club; a fast growing local photography community with over 4.000 members.

As a stock photographer and former community leader at Shutterstock, his photography focuses on creating high quality images using the latest photography trends that are in demand.

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Marc Driessen

Studied portrait and documentary photography at the  Amsterdam Photo Academy, where he graduated with honors in 2008.  Since graduating, he’s been a steady freelance photographer for the  Dutch daily newspaper, Het Parool, and works for international titles such as El Pais and Le Monde, as well as a variety of commercial clients.

His photography distinguishes itself through an honest, straightforward way of working, always looking for an unforced combination of form and moment. In his subjects, Marc works from a connection with the street, looking for authentic people and their relation to their environment, sometimes at the edges of society but also with a deep interest in the multicultural aspects of our communities. Marc photographs his subjects with the ultimate goal of creating soulful, intimate and timeless images.

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Jaap van den Beukel

By origin a photographer, but since already a few years also working as a filmmaker.

He is mainly engaged into documentary and portraits. A recent project has been the outdoor exhibition ‘Our Grid’ in Amsterdam about groups of teenagers in IJburg.

 
 

WINNERS

OUR UPR AMS NIGHT 18 HALL OF FAME

 

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER - 1ST PRIZE
Arjan Boerlage

Kamera Express Primaphoto Small Travel Tripod Red + UPR photo prints

 
 

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER - 2ND PRIZE
Diana Bokje

Kamera Express Ikigai Rival Medium Backpack + UPR photo prints

 
 

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER - 3RD PRIZE
Peter De Witte

Kamera Express Primaphoto Aluminium Monopod Black + UPR photo prints

 
 

BEST THEMES

 

Theme 1 - Peter De Witte

"Gezellig"

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Theme 2 - Diana Bokje

"Under the spotlight"

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Theme 3 - Iwona Montel

"Dreamer"

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JURY FAVOURITE

 

Jury Jaap van den Beukel
Linas Laukevicius

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Jury Kjell Leknes
Jelte Pijl

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Jury Marc Driessen
Iwona Montel

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Jury Bas Losekoot
Peter De Witte

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#UPRAMS18

 
 
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