I won the photo competition of the Dutch Photography Museum, what an honor!

The Dutch Photography Museum (Nederlands Fotografiemuseum) organised a photo competition together with their corporate partner Nationale Nederlanden. This competition was to commemorate the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys. In his signature square black and white style he photographed a huge archive of pictures from all over the world, but especially the Netherlands.


I’ve sent in a couple of photos out of my 52 rolls project. I got nominated out of 700 photos as one of the 25. Thursday the 1st of November all nominees were at the museum to see who were the three winners. And what do you know? I won first place with this photo of a painter with the impossible task of painting a whole cruise ship with his small paint roller. I’m so honored to be declared the winner by the jury consisting out of the son of Cas Oorthuys, Frank Oorthuys and photographers Hans van der Meer and Jan Dirk van der Burg.

My price

I’ve won an analog baryte print by choice out of the extensive Cas Oorthuys archive. And my photo will be in the exposition of the Nationale Nederlanden DE cafe at the Rotterdam Central station. I’m so excited!

Rik Groenland - Amsterdam - 2018