Selection Committee

Vanya Pieters

Erik Vroons

Marcel Kollen

The selection process for the Rotterdam Photo contests consists of three 3 (three) rounds of evaluation. In each round, the photography experts panel will individually review entries and select a group of entries in each category to proceed to the following round.
Entries will be judged based on creativity, photographic quality, and effectiveness in expressing the contest theme. Winners will be announced on this website as well as on social media channels.

 

 


Meet the selection

committee 2022:

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Vanya Pieters

Freelance picture editor, DIE ZEIT

Vanya Pieters works as a freelance picture editor for DIE ZEIT. Also, she was a member of Fototreff Berlin, a bi-monthly talk show on photography. Before moving to Berlin, she worked for several arts and journalistic platforms as World Press Photo, Unseen Photo Fair, and Narrative Journalism Foundation. 

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Erik Vroons 

Editor in Chief, GUP international magazine

Erik Vroons is Editor in Chief for GUP, international magazine for creative contemporary photography, and Editor-at-large for the associated platforms: GUP NEW (Dutch Photography Talent) and Fresh Eyes Photo. He furthermore initiates collaborations with emerging artists, in the form of group shows at festivals and galleries around the world. Besides GUP, he is active as a freelance author, educator, and curator in the realm of the visual arts.

Photo (credit: Kees Rijken)

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Marcel Kollen

Freelance photographer. Managing director of the Rotterdam Photo 

Marcel Kollen is a photographer from Rotterdam. Besides his visual practice, he is a renowned entrepreneur in the cultural life of Rotterdam. He organized festivals such as Route du Nord and led projects for Kunsthal Rotterdam and Het Nieuwe Instituut, among others. In 2015, he initiated Rotterdam Photo to generate a wider stage and support for national and international photographers during Art Rotterdam Week. He likes to create new activities for image-makers and wants to propagate image culture in all its facets in the Rotterdam region.