Docking Station at IMPAKT festival 

October 30th until November 2nd

We will collaborate with IMPAKT festival Utrecht to present the work Playtime of our upcoming Docker #27 Ludwig Ander-Donath. For that reason, our Story Station will move to Utrecht during the days of the festival. We are very happy to announce the great spot our Story Station will be located; Het Neude!

Our Story Station will move to Het Neude, Utrecht during IMPAKT Festival!!

Our Story Station will move to Het Neude, Utrecht during IMPAKT Festival!!




17th of october, 17:00 Humanity House
Prinsegracht 8
2512 GA Den Haag

Scoop stands for showcasing new stories and music.
In this second edition artist Yair Callender speaks with photographer and Docker #27 Ludwig Ander-Donath about his project Playtime.

With his project Playtime Ludwig highlights a popular phenomenon: the digital detox. What kind of influence does the digital world have on our lives? Is it possible to escape?

Docking Station at Unseen 2019!

Our Space for Stories is finished! Currently located close to Westergasfabriek, where we will be joining up with Unseen 2019.

Our Space for Stories is finished! Currently located close to Westergasfabriek, where we will be joining up with Unseen 2019.

During the performance 'The United Soya Republic' we’ll take you on an audio-visual storytelling trip to the countryside of Argentina and Paraguay. Come to our Space for Stories, fasten your seatbelts, and sit back and enjoy the ride!

20th, 21st, 22nd of September 2019

Shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1PM, 4PM and 7PM (Only on Sunday not at 7PM)
Entrance: free
Language of the performance: English and Dutch


Scoop: The United Soya Republic


18th of September, 17:00 Humanity House
Prinsegracht 8
2512 GA Den Haag


Scoop stands for showcasing new stories and music.
In this first edition artist Yair Callender speaks with photographer Jordi Ruiz Cirera about his project The United Soya Republic.
Scoop is a collaboration between Humanity House, Popradar Den Haag and Docking Station.

Come and Meet us at Cortona!

Thursday 11th till Sunday 14th of July 2019 you can find Docking Station directors Anaïs López and Marga Rotteveel at international photofestival Cortona On The Move (Italië). They will be one of the experts at the portfolioreview and will give a presentation about Docking Station. Come and meet us!


Les Recontres d’Arles 2019

From July 1st till 7th 2019 Les Recontres d’Arles will take place with exhibitions of many international photographers on multiply venues. The Docking directors Anaïs López and Marga Rotteveel will be one of the experts at Photo Folio Review. Come and meet us!


Come to WeMakeTheCity 2019!


On June 22 and 23 2019 we will perform The Soya Republic, a visual storytelling performance based on the work of photographer Jordi Ruiz Cirera.

What can a glass of soy milk and soy biodiesel tell us about how we deal with agriculture and its workers? Quite a lot, according to Spanish photographer Jordi Ruiz Cirera. In this long-term project, he unravels the complex realities behind the intensive soy cultivation in Latin America. Being at the epicentre of the global food economy, agriculture in the Southern Cone is no longer a means of producing food but a global system designed to produce animal feed and biofuel. This has major consequences both on environmental and human scale.

Entrance: free (no reservation required)
Language: English & Dutch

  • Sat June 22:

Location: De Eester, C. van Eesterenlaan 266, Amsterdam

As part of the Eesterfestival, with a market, workshops, music and a pop-up restaurant.

14:00 - 14:30

17:30 - 18:00

20:30 - 21:00

  • Sun June 23:

Location: Het Scheepvaartmuseum

12:00 - 12:30

13:00 - 13:30

14:00 - 14:30

15:00 - 15:30

16:00 - 16:30

Goodbye Docking Hub!


After three years of loyal service, we said in February 2019 goodbye to our Docking Hub. The 3x3x3m tiny house stood in three different areas in Amsterdam and welcomed 24 photographers from 18 different countries.

Now it is time for a new residency. One that will not only host our Dockers, but also be a home to our activities. A place where we can meet, discuss, celebrate and be inspired by our Dockers and their stories!

We have asked Amsterdam-based design agency Overtreders W to design the impossible: a home, a theatre, an exhibition, and a mobile piece of art that we can take wherever we like. We call it our Story Station. We are super excited about this and the first sketches look very promising!

The launch is due in September in Amsterdam's lively Westerpark. In the coming months we will give you a sneak peek and keep you posted on the developments.

Our Dockers at the group exhibition UnAuthorised Medium


Save the date! On the 17th of November 2018 there will be a performative lecture and a presentation by our former Docker Sim Chi Yin and current Docker Kazuma Obara.

The work from Sim Chi Yin will be part of the group exhibition UnAuthorised Medium who brings together works by artists who have deep connections to Southeast Asia while also working extensively across the globe. Borrowing its title from a Vietnamese ritual of invoking the dead and the lost, the featured artists in turn evoke the ‘ghosts’ – ‘glitches’ – in the archive, activating local histories, communities and knowledge that have been erased in official, dominant narratives.

On the 17th of November 2018 Kazuma Obara will give a presentation on his project Silent Histories. There will also be a collective conversation between the participants and the show’s curator, Annie Jael Kwan.

For more information click here.

Mayumi Suzuki in Nutshuis The Hague


On the 30th of September 2018 during an inspirational day under the name Kamera Kultura in Nutshuis The Hague, the stories, Restoration Will from Mayumi Suzuki, Slash and Burn from Terje Abusdal and F(L)IGHT from Devidas Buivydas will be told. Be welcome! Tickets can be bought here.

Arko Datto at Opening Night Unseen 2018


On the 22th of September 2018 from 08.00pm till 10.00pm the Hub will be open for public. Docker Arko Datto is present to tell and show you his project, Shunyo Raja. Hope to see your there! This event is part of the Open Gallery Night from Unseen.

Eline Benjaminsen at

Krakow Photomonth Festival

Overview exhibition Eline Benjaminsen ‘Where The Money is Made’, Krakow Photomonth, 2018

Overview exhibition Eline Benjaminsen ‘Where The Money is Made’, Krakow Photomonth, 2018

In collaboration with Krakow Photomonth Festival—a festival of documentary photography in Krakow, Poland—we have selected Eline Benjaminsen (NO) to Dock at this festival. She will present her work in Krakow and will have expert meetings organised by Docking Station and Krakow Photomonth during the festival. Eline starts her Docking period in Amsterdam in our Docking Hub, from the 14th till the 23rd of May 2018. Immediately after her stay with us in Amsterdam she will leave for Krakow, where she will stay until the 4th of June 2018.


Docking Station and The Initiative Narrative Journalism Netherlands will collaborate during the European Conference Find your Voice in the European Narrative Tradition on April 19 and 20 2018 at Pakhuis de Zwijger. More info on the program you find here.

Our outdoor exhibition Pick Your Story is on the move in 2018! More info under ‘Sharing Stories

Explore, connect, enjoy and create

With this exhibition - concepted and designed by Featuring Amsterdam - we hope to inspire as many people as possible to take the stories home and share them with others, and thus help us moving the stories forward. In this demo, powered by Slices, we show you how it works (on a mobile device: swipe through the slides to read the instructions).

The exhibition is part of our programme Sharing Stories, which was made possible with support from Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, BNG Cultuurfonds, VSB Fonds, BankGiro Loterij Fonds and all our loyal Docking Members.


Exhibition: Sharing Stories


Hurray! Last monday, 18th of September 2017, we built our exhibition Sharing Stories: a rather giant wall filled with posters of the stories from the 13 Dockers we welcomed to date. Come by, pick your favourite story from the wall or collect all of them to create your own publication. See you in Vondelpark (next to VondelCS)!

Join us @ Sharing Stories!


We believe in the power of stories, and in the importance of these stories to be heard. That's why we are organizing a special program called 'Sharing Stories'. With an outdoor exhibition and two public talks with some of the best story tellers around.

EXHIBITION: Pick Your Story

In an interactive outdoor exhibition in Vondelpark, Amsterdam, we present the stories of our past 13 Dockers. A giant wall will be put up, containing posters of each Docker's work. You can take your favorite poster along with you, and also leave something behind by becoming part of our community. 

For an impression about the participating Dockers and their work, see ‘Our Dockers.

More information about the exhibition will follow in the coming weeks.


WHEN: September 18 - October 31 2017

WHERE: outside, next to VondelCS, Vondelpark 3 Amsterdam


PUBLIC TALKS: Family Stories

In two public talks, some of the best storytellers from different backgrounds and disciplines will share their stories and insights with the audience.


>> 23.09.2017 Family Stories (English spoken)

 An evening of remarkable family stories that make up a much larger and more universal story. With four master storytellers from different backgrounds and disciplines. What made them make these stories? How vulnerable are they, sharing such personal subjects? What form did they choose to tell their story and why?


Our guests:

Singaporean photographer Sim Chi Yin, our latest Docker, talks about her extensive project One Day We'll Understand, in which she explores a hidden chapter of the Cold War in Asia, taking her family history as her starting point. 

Filmmaker Yan Ting Yuen will discuss her acclaimed film My Father's Choice (De keuze van mijn vader) in which she links the personal history of her father and his family to the major developments of the past fifty years within China.

Sara Kolster (interactive director and designer) talks about her radio documentary When I was five years old (Toen ik vijf was). Through conversations with her parents, relatives, her own daughter and children who have lost a sibling at early age she explores how children deal with this loss - and how she dealt with it herself.

Ogutu Muraya is a Kenyan writer, theatre-maker and storyteller. He will tell a beautiful story about Kenia's colonial past, using his masterful, dynamic storytelling style.


Presentation: Jaïr Stein

Language: English


WHEN: Sat Sept 23rd, 20:00 - 22:00

WHERE: VondelCS, Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam

TICKETS: 5 euros, order here.


>> 27.09.2017 Extended Family (Dutch spoken) 

The second evening is about stories about the extended families we are part of: the family, neighborhood, society or culture we live in. How do we relate to these communities, and what responsibilities do we have for ourselves and each other? 

With Sarah Sylbing and Ester Gould, the duo behind the successful documentary series Indebtful (Schuldig), Karin Junger, director of the compelling film Me, alone in the classroom and Beri Shalmashi, a Dutch-Kurdish documentary maker who is currently finalising her transmedia project Big Village. Using photography, video and audio, she reconstructs her childhood village as well as her own turbulent history.

Presentation: Patrick van der Hijden

Language: Dutch


WHEN: Wed Sept 27th, 20:00 - 22:00

WHERE: VondelCS, Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam

TICKETS: 5 euros, order here.

Make space for visual stories,

and follow your money!


Why we are crowdfunding this month May 2017? Check out the image for more info!


Volkskrant published Sonja Hamad's project


Sonja Hamad in the Volkskrant May 9th 2017. More about Sonja's project here.

Nestan Nijaradze,  Artistic Director of Tbilisi Photo Festival

Nestan Nijaradze, Artistic Director of Tbilisi Photo Festival

Tbilisi Photo Festival 2017


Docking Station joins forces with Tbilisi Photo Festival to move visual stories forward.

Take a look on their website and find out more about the Festival.

Lightbox and Docking Station

Creative director  Sheng-Wen Lo

Creative director Sheng-Wen Lo

Docking Station found a new partner to move stories forward! Lightbox is a Taiwanese organisation founded by Sheng-Wen Lo.

More about Lightbox:

 "In 2016 Taiwan, we see that past records of Taiwanese photography remain scattered and incomplete, and those interested in photography have no place to go for research, learning and discussion. While photography exhibitions and events take place regularly in Taiwan, these efforts have been piecemeal. Subsequent archival organization and focused research have been few and far between.

In response to this, we have established Lightbox Photo Library. Expanding upon the free, open and public-facing nature of both photography and library, we take on the work of collecting and organizing publications of Taiwanese photography. Meanwhile, we strive for public participation because together we construct a photographic culture of our own.

Lightbox Photo Library also hosts talks, lectures and workshops, triggering new thoughts and actions through dynamic conversations, encouraging exchanges between participants, and working towards a positive cycle of cultural autonomy and freedom of knowledge.Expanding upon the free, open and public-facing nature of both photography and library, we take on the work of collecting and organizing publications of Taiwanese photography. Meanwhile, we strive for public participation because together we construct a photographic culture of our own."

We are proud to announce…

...that Docking Station and NOOR - photo agency and foundation, are joining forces.

NOOR will exchange knowledge and expertise with the international photographers (Dockers) staying in the Docking Station Hub. For the Dockers, but also for other photographers, NOOR offers an inspiring educational program with workshops, trainings, masterclasses and lectures.

Asmara Pelupessy, NOOR’s Education Director, became our Docking Ambassador. She scouts new talented international photographers for us. She focuses, just like all of our Docking Ambassadors, on socially relevant stories made by involved photographers.

Docking Station's aim with this collaboration is to create new possibilities for national and international photographers: broaden their network, expand their audience and help visual stories to grow.

Want to know more about NOOR?