Rockin’ Rotterdam Exhibition and Book Launch

11 October 2017

SIG: Contemporary

One of the advantages of working for an international company is that you might find yourself in the right place at the right time.  Tonight, October 11th 2017, was one of those and I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Rockin’ Rotterdam Exhibition opening event.

"Rockin’ Rotterdam" is a photographic project, organised by the RPS BeNeLux Chapter, taking one creative or interesting photo in every street within the Rotterdam ring road.  Truly a contemporary project in every sense there were more than 4000 images submitted from 100 photographers. Perhaps unique to the project is the photographers were not all RPS or club members, many joined in response to a radio station interview about the project or joined in having seen and spoken with people taking pictures of their streets.  The exhibition showcases one photo for every street - all 2809 of them.

To those of us in the know, Rotterdam is such a super, vibrant and diverse city.  It is less well known than more “touristy” Netherlands destinations and has great architecture and quirky street scenes.

Rushing to the Exhibition


Organiser Janet Haines ARPS with guest, RPS President Robert Albright HonFRPS, looking on


A selection of images I snapped from the display boards.  Not every street in Rotterdam has a 2CV, but it can appear that way…

The Rockin' Rotterdam photo book is available at the exhibition and contains a selection of images showing the essence of each postcode contained within the ring-road.