After not being admitted to the Film-academy in Amsterdam - being told he had a better eye for photography - The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague didn't hesitate to allow Robin Utrecht to start his studies photography in 1994. Judging Robin had a future ahead of him as a photographer was one thing both institutions had in common...
Since his graduation in 1998 Robin grabbed a good number of awards and from the start his photography makes the frontpages regularly. Robin Utrecht (1974) knows how to photograph his subjects in a creative, almost abstract style, regardless whether it concerns ordinary people or the Dutch queen during a state visit abroad.
As a photojournalist, Robin is allround and covers subjects ranging from news-items to sports and portraits to surveys in every part of the world. After finishing his studies, Utrecht was employed by local Dutch newspaper Utrechts Nieuwsblad for three years. In 2001, he was contracted by Dutch press agency ANP, where he was one of the main staff photographers till late 2011, he is now a Freelance Photographer at Robin Utrecht Photography.
From the beginning of his career as a professional photographer, his pictures have been awarded many times. Up until now, Robin has won ninetien prizes in different categories of the annual Zilveren Camera competition for Dutch photojournalism. Robin had his breakthrough in 2002 at the age of 28, when he was chosen Dutch photojournalist of the year. In the same year, he won the main prize at the Zilveren Camera with his picture of the assassinated politician Pim Fortuyn.
With this picture, Robin also collected the Prix de Brendrihem for the best European political picture of the year in Paris, and he was awarded first prize in the sports category of the Sony World Photography Awards in 2008 with a feature on the Sierra Leone amputee soccer team.
Next to his work as a press-photographer, Robin displays his work frequently in exhibitions and takes on commercial assignments.
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