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After last year's very successful edition we're coming back for more. Rotterdam is a big city and we haven't even scratch the surface of what we can do here.

Get yourself a ticket while you can, early birds go out fast! You can now get tickets to all the UPR cities at a discount. After you buy your first ticket you will receive a confirmation mail, in it you will find a discount code for your next ticket. Also... don't miss out on the opportunity to get an UPR t-shirt, you can add them to your ticket purchase when you checkout.





It's not all about the awards, but in case you need some extra motivation, there's about 2200€ worth of awards here.

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Whether you're a veteran or a rookie be sure to study our previous events and practise some quick shooting, it will come in hand when you're racing against the clock. Please read our information documents for a good understanding of our event, specially if this is your first time.

On the race day you will receive a package with several items in it, they include:

  • Participant Badge / ID

  • Race info / City map

  • Theme card (with the first themes)

  • UPR goodies

If you have questions, check first the FAQ for answers, if you can't find what you are looking for, just write us an email.

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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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Fokko Muller

He is a Dutch photographer and educator 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."

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Ruud Visschedijk

He has been the director of the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam since it was founded in 2003.

He has enjoyed being part of many juries in all those years and is looking forward to the entries for the Urban Photo Race Rotterdam. (Photo by Fred Ernst)

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Harry Sikkenk

Graduated from the Fotovakschool as a mentor and is frequently active as a jury and / or photo-editor. He is also active within the Fotobond Nederlands Centrum Vrijetijdsfotografie and chairman of the Photo Festival on the Maas.

His photography focuses primarily on photographing people, these can be festive or special circumstances, but also everyday situations. His work has been regularly published in photo and neighborhood newspapers and has participated on various solo and group exhibitions.

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Thamar Kiemel

To me, photography is a creative outlet that is very accessible to almost anyone. It lets you explore and look at things differently. I am a designer and creating makes me happy and fulfilled. So I wanted to share that experience with others and started a community that had monthly themed meetups. It began in 2006 even before social media connected us all, and over the years the collective had ten cities around the world, 1500 active photographers and 26 volunteers. Ten years after I felt my job was done.

Currently, I am working on other photography projects & platforms that are soon to see daylight.  As user experience designer one of my tasks is to observe people, this translates back into my own photography which is mainly street and urban.

I got my first camera on my 12th birthday and loved my photography lessons during design school, I photograph for over 30 years now, and I still like to grab one of my analogue cams now and then.

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The Urban Photo Race is a joint venture from a group of friends with a common passion for Photography. Together we work hard to bring you the best and most exciting Street Photography event possible. 

As the UPR grows so does the team with the addition of local members, friends and collaborators.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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