ROTTERDAM PHOTO 2022 XL
PLANET HUMAN X THE HUMAN BLUEPRINT
The edition 2022 is unique for the Rotterdam Photo. Due to several postponements
and cancellations due to the COVID-19 spread, for the first time, the festival has two
themes at the same time - PLANET HUMAN X THE HUMAN BLUEPRINT.
Under the umbrella of these two themes, more than 100 photographers from all over the globe will show their projects this May.
All photographers from Rotterdam Photo
2021 edition ( PLANET HUMAN theme) and photographers from Rotterdam Photo 2022
edition (THE HUMAN BLUEPRINT theme) will become part of the new Rotterdam Photo
2022 XL edition.
Following last year’s topic PLANET HUMAN, we continue to ask the same questions:
Who are we, as human beings, besides the fact that we exist? What do we leave
behind? How do we express ourselves? What is the role of our imperfections, the dark
parts of our collective existence? Do they make us human?
Today, more than ever, the notion of being human is undergoing evolution. And this
year, we invited professional and amateur photographers to join us and think about
THE HUMAN BLUEPRINT that we, humans, leave after us.
Our species are profoundly transforming the Earth. The PLANET HUMAN is no longer
metaphorical. And 2020 was not only the year of global pandemic, but the year when
human-made mass overtook that of all the living things in the world. And if we
continue this great acceleration it will be visible in sediments and rocks millions of
years into the future. So we ask which Blueprint do we leave behind? How can we
rethink our relationship with the rest of the non-human environment around us? And
when will we stop perceiving the planet space as exclusively human, an