About Pride Photo

Pride Photo is an Amsterdam based non-profit organisation founded in 2010, which aims to celebrate, and create awareness around, the multiplicity of LGBTQIA+ experience through the medium of photography and visual storytelling.

By bringing together the work of international photographers, artists and makers, Pride Photo strives to represent the plurality and diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community. Offering a glimpse into the broad spectrum of gender and sexual diversity through both individual and collective expression. The annual photography contest, which is free to enter, and open to photographers at all stages of their careers, results in a unique exhibition curated and showcased throughout the Netherlands, and internationally. 

Pride Photo has been recognised by the Dutch tax authorities as a Public Benefit Organisation (ANBI), which classifies the organisations efforts as committed to the public benefit. 

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‘I remember everything’ by Julie Sundberg

Pride Photo Contest

Since 2011, Pride Photo has hosted an annual international photography contest, dedicated to showcasing LGBTQIA+ stories, identities and visual languages. The contest is free to enter and open to professional and amateur photographers, and consists of 2 categories: ‘Singles’ and ‘Series.’ An overall winner is selected from each category by an independent Jury Panel, and the annual Guest Curator. 

Each year a newly selected independent jury of professionals in the field of photography are brought together as a panel to review the contest entrants and decide on each winner. An exhibition is then crafted by a carefully selected Guest Curator to highlight dedicated and relevant themes.

Pride Photo Exhibition

The Pride Photo Exhibition, which is developed by a carefully selected Guest Curator, offers a broad array of impactful and striking visual works gathered through the annual contest.

Every year, the exhibition is officially opened as a publicly-accessible exhibition in the centre of Amsterdam. The exhibition goes on to travel throughout the Netherlands, and in galleries, public spaces, museums, and embassies internationally. 

See Previous Editions to discover more work from the Pride Photo Archive

How To Get Involved With Pride Photo

Exhibition Partners

The Pride Photo Exhibition travels through multiple cities every year, and are made possible through the collaboration of Pride Photo and its international partners. 

If you’re interested in becoming one of our International Exhibition Partners please email us at info@pridephoto.org.

Check our Vacancies for more opportunities.

Exhibition Volunteer Program

Volunteers are an intrinsic part of our organisation and essential in ensuring our annual exhibition runs smoothly. Each year our volunteer exhibition hosts welcome visitors, provide information about the photos on display, and give guided tours of the exhibition. No previous experience is necessary – we provide all the information and training necessary.

If you’re interested in joining us please email us at info@pridephoto.org.

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Photo by Laurien Riha