Henk Shiffmacher at the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum _ Juan Puente
San Francisco, Ca. _ United States
Posing in Amsterdam

Best Snapshot
Jury: Patricia Steur, photographer
Prize: Canon Camera, IXUS 220 HS

Patricia Steur: "It's so Amsterdam! And it looks like a painting, too. The light is beautiful. There is another painting with Henk behind him. He has been posing!
It's actually full of art, beautiful drawings and small objects that make you curious.
In the dark at the back, someone is peeping out. In short, there's a lot happening in this photo, just like Amsterdam."


The contest is finished!

The exhibition Snapshot. Painters and photography, 1888-1915  in the Van Gogh Museum shows snapshots of painters, who experimented with photography towards the end of the 19th century. They took thousands of snapshots, at home or in the city. And now, in the early 21st century, we're still clicking away.

In the past three months people from all over the world joined this contest. Every month was in another theme from the exhibition with the emphasis on Amsterdam:

  • October: Family and friends in Amsterdam
  • November: City life in Amsterdam
  • December: Posing in Amsterdam


Patricia Steur

Three winners were selected every month.

Best snapshot
Jury: Patrica Steur, photographer
Prize: Canon camera

Best theme photo
Jury: Edwin Becker, head curator of exhibitions at the Van Gogh Museum
Prize: I Amsterdam City Card for 3 days and the catalogue of the exhibition

Public award
Jury: All the likes of the visitors of this website
Prize: An annual subscription to Gup Magazine and the catalogue of the exhibition

By submitting a photo to the Snapshot contest people agreed with these terms of use.



Congratulations to you all!

Family and friends in Amsterdam

City life in Amsterdam

Posing in Amsterdam