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Statendam 1 (Wilhelminapier), Rotterdam

About us

Welcome to the National Museum of Photography

Visual stories that matter

We safeguard Dutch photographic heritage of the present and future and make it accessible to the public in all its diversity. In doing so, we always place photography in a contemporary context.

Touareg Vrouwen, Mali, 1964 Violette Cornelius

Mission and vision

We collect and showcase photography that reflects on the world. We strive to promote diversity and inclusion in every possible aspect, including our organization, programming, and collaborations. In this way, we enrich people's lives with meaningful visual stories.

Our goal is to become the international platform for Dutch photography: a place where debates about photography and the subjects that photographers challenge take place. Our rich collection is the foundation of this platform. It is and will remain a reflection of Dutch photography.

An enthusiastic team

Familie van Bennekom (Kors met camera, Josephine, Joris, Janine, Ine), Zuid-Engeland, 1969 © Kors van Bennekom/Nederlands Fotomuseum

The Dutch Photo Museum works with an enthusiastic team of around 40 permanent employees and a large group of volunteers. Together, we create visual stories that matter.



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