Thank you everyone who joined our eight edition of the UPR AMSTERDAM. We had a lot of fun organising it and we hope you did too participating in it. By the end of the day we saw many tired but smiling faces, and that's always a sign that we did our job well.

We hope you found the themes challenging enough and that you got to explore not only some new photography but also a chance to look at the city in a different way. We always try to bring you to new places so we hope you enjoyed this year's route. We also know that the first time is always more complicated and stressful, but we still hope you had a great time, that you had the chance to meet other photographers, learn and share your experiences.

These were the 2018 themes:
T1 - Urban fauna
T2 - Don't judge a book by its cover
T3 - Long time ago
T4 - All that glitters is not gold
T5 - No rule without exception
T6 - Absent minded

As you can imagine, it takes some effort to organise such a day and we couldn't do it without the help of our local team as well as the support of our sponsors. We would like to thank all of our partners who support us into making such an event. A special thank you to Tolhuistuin Restaurant for allowing us to invade their location for both our  checkpoints. Also, to our UPR friends who never say no when we call them to help out, to them, Iwona Montel, Rita Martins and Ioana Cobzaru a big thank you!

I leave you with some snapshots of the day and below the Winners photo galleries, enjoy browsing through them, get inspired and see you all next year.





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.





Tim Sutherland

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art + Profotonet photo album + UPR prints


Jurgen Onland

Kamera Express Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 Carbon tripod / 496RC2 + Profotonet Photo print + UPR prints


Rene van Rijswijk

Kamera Express Think Tank Retrospective 6 - Black + Fokko Muller Fundamental Street photo workshop + UPR prints




Theme 1 - "Urban fauna"

Michiel Witlox

Van Duuren Media Photo book + UPR prints


Theme 4 - "All that glitters is not gold"

Özgür Abacı

Van Duuren Media Photo book + UPR prints


Theme 2 - "Don't judge a book by its cover"

Jurgen Onland

Van Duuren Media Photo book + UPR prints


Theme 5 - "No rule without exception"

Jurgen Onland

Van Duuren Media Photo book + UPR prints


Theme 3 - "Long time ago"

Anna Linmans

Van Duuren Media Photo book + UPR prints


Theme 6 - "Absent minded"

Özgür Abacı

Van Duuren Media Photo book + UPR prints




Jury Jaap van den Beukel
Gerda Dalen

Degreef & Partner Velbon Ultra Stick Super 8 Monopod

Jury Kjell Leknes
Anna Linmans

Degreef & Partner Lowepro Toploader zoom 50 AW II black

Jury Marc Driessen
Tim Sutherland

Degreef & Partner Joby GorillaPod 3K

Jury Bas Losekoot
Tim Sutherland

Degreef & Partner Carry Speed Slim-D Sling Strap

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