Since 1989 the Naarden Photo Festival has been held every two years in the fortress of Naarden. After 30 years the festival has become the most important photo festival in The Netherlands. Leading, comprehensive, high standard and innovative are key words which characterise the Naarden Photo Festival. The context of the historical fortified town gives extra meaning to the photos - an element that makes a visit to the festival worthwhile and not easily forgotten.
The 2021 edition of the Naarden Photo Festival will open on Saturday 8 May 2021 and continue until Sunday 11 July 2021. The curator team consists of photographer Koos Breukel and photo historian Hedy van Erp - just like the 2019 edition. They set the main theme for this edition: Permanent Vacation. Read more about the theme.
The Naarden Photo Festival invites professional photographers to submit work for the coming edition. With 'professional photographers' we mean photographers who have a professional education in photography, who have had an exhibition and/or who are a member of a professional association (like DuPho). The festival invites photographers to connect with the central theme. Read more about the open call here.