Imagine – a word that evokes imagination, creativity, and limitless possibilities. Rotterdam Photo 2024 edition focuses on the theme ‘Imagine’ and invites photographers and artists to question and transform our world’s perception with their imagination.
This theme raises the following questions: How does our imagination influence our reality? What possibilities do we find when we open ourselves up to new ideas? What is the role of photography in shaping our understanding of the world around us?
In today’s complex society, we need the imagination more than ever. It can serve as a tool of hope and positivity. Whether that entails the creation of innovative solutions or the stimulation of dialogue on cultural and social issues. It is the creative expressions that often act as a catalyst for change. In moments of uncertainty, turmoil, and chaos, art reminds us of the resilience of the human spirit and the ability to transform the current situation.
As we make our way through the complex dynamics of today’s world, Rotterdam Photo makes space for a platform where imagination, innovation, and critical thinking come together. This year’s edition offers a unique opportunity to dive into the boundless world of imagination. The festival promises to be an absolutely unforgettable experience for photography enthusiasts and anyone looking for new perspectives.
The theme ‘Imagine’ challenges photographers to go beyond reality and let their imagination run wild – beyond the known boundaries and limitations. Several modern photographers have already embraced this concept. They explore diverse angles such as surrealism, portrait and landscape photography, and the romanticization of the everyday.
About Rotterdam Photo
Rotterdam Photo is an annual photo fair with a festival flair. The event celebrates the spectrum of contemporary photography in all its diversity.
Being part of the Rotterdam Art Week, the event attracts around 10.000 visitors, among whom art lovers, collectors, gallerists, and international art press professionals from different parts of the globe.
We will transform a Willemsplein location in the center of Rotterdam into a street-wise photography village and hub for photography fans, populated by 60+ shipping containers repurposed into exhibition spaces.
In addition to the exhibitions, Rotterdam Photo organizes talks, workshops, and a fringe program with music and digital installations throughout the city. The festival feeling is created thanks to various exhibitions and leisure activities around for all participants. Street vendors, cafes, and restaurants on the festival’s location offer great food and delicious drinks – the public and participants can enjoy the events’ atmosphere, celebrating photography together with us.
Willemsplein, Rotterdam, Netherlands
February 01, 2024 to February 04, 2024