our story

Space for stories, a photography platform in Amsterdam

We believe in stories. There are many urgent, interesting and compelling stories out there that deserve to be told and seen. Many of them, however, don’t reach the audience, or only a very small one. Docking Station’s mission is to bring high-quality visual stories out there so that they can make an impact. Because they provide us with new windows onto the world. They can help us understand complex issues related to migration, climate change, conflict and identity. They can create empathy and connect people.

Sometimes all these stories need is a little help to make them grow and reach a broad and diverse audience. That is why eight times a year we invite one visual storyteller (who we call a Docker) to dock at our bay and connect with our creative network. 

Our network that includes: photographers, curators, gallery owners, designers, new media experts, journalists, experts related to the theme of the project and many more that help the photographers to develop their socially engaged story.

Docking Station provides a platform for the development of visual stories and is at the same time a mediator between the photographer, workspace/organisations/companies and the audience. 

Get inspired, inspire others and leave fully charged.

 
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Docking Station is financially supported by

...and all our loyal docking members!

 

how you can reach us

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where we are

 

who we are

 
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MARGA ROTTEVEEL

Founder & director

marga@dockingstation.today

ANAÏS LOPEZ

Founder & director

anais@dockingstation.today

 
 

president/treasurer

JAN LUHMANN

Director, Global Coffee & Tea Sourcing at Jacobs Douwe Egberts

secretary

GIJS VAN DEN BERG

Senior art director at KesselsKramer

THOMAS VROEGE    Filmmaker

THOMAS VROEGE

Filmmaker

 
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AZU NWAGBOGU

Director at AAF, Nigeria

KAREN MCQUAID

Curator at the Photographers' Gallery, London

ANNA TELLGREN

Curator at Moderna Museet, Sweden

JIM CASPER

Editor & publisher at LensCulture

MICHAEL WEIR

Founder and director Belfast Photo Festival

LOUISE CLEMENTS

Director at Format Festival

LESLEY MARTIN

Publisher at the Aperture Foundation, NYC

MAGDALENA HERRERA

Director of photography at GEO, France

SIMON BAINBRIDGE

Editorial director at the British Journal of Photography

SHEYI BANKALE

Founder & editor at Next Level Magazine

ELINA HEIKKA

Director at the Finnish Museum of Photography

DUSAN JOSIP SMODEJ

Director Fotopub Festival, Slovenia

ELENA VANINETTI

Photo Editor at YET Magazine, Italy

NATHALIE BELAYCHE

Founder of Food For Your Eyes, independent curator, producer and art consultant

MARCELLA MANNI

Gallery owner at Metronom, Modena, Italy

EVELIEN KUNST

Professional photography & marketing consultant and fellowship director at MIAP

SALVATORE VITALE

Editor in Chief YET Magazine, Italy

CORINNE NOORDENBOS

Former head photography department at KABK

IRIS SIKKING     Independent curator in photography and film

IRIS SIKKING

Independent curator in photography and film

BILL KOUWENHOVEN

International editor at HotShoe

RUI PRATA

Director at Museu da Imagem

CHI YIN SIM

Photographer, member of VII

CLAUDIA HINTERSEER

‎Team Leader & Senior Multimedia Producer at China Daily

TEUN VAN DER HEIJDEN & SANDRA VAN DER DOELEN    Graphic Designers at Heijdens Karwei

TEUN VAN DER HEIJDEN & SANDRA VAN DER DOELEN

Graphic Designers at Heijdens Karwei

ROBERT MORAT    Gallery owner at ROBERT MORATH | GALERIE

ROBERT MORAT

Gallery owner at ROBERT MORATH | GALERIE

ANNE RUYGT    Researcher & author at Kunstkritiek in Nederland

ANNE RUYGT

Researcher & author at Kunstkritiek in Nederland

FERGUS HERON

Photographer and Senior Lecturer in Photography in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Brighton

TOM LOVELACE

Artist and visiting lecturer at Arts University Bournemouth

NESTAN NIJARADZE

Artistic Director of Tbilisi Photo Festival

AGNIESZKA DWERNICKA

AGNIESZKA DWERNICKA

MONICA ALLENDE     Independent curator, creative producer, consultant and educator

MONICA ALLENDE

Independent curator, creative producer, consultant and educator

ISABEL LAZARO GARCIA    Director and founder of the curated projects agency and art gallery Art Deal Project

ISABEL LAZARO GARCIA

Director and founder of the curated projects agency and art gallery Art Deal Project

GUIDO AND DANIELA    Cons Arc Galleria

GUIDO AND DANIELA

Cons Arc Galleria

EYAL LANDESMAN    Director of Photo Israël

EYAL LANDESMAN

Director of Photo Israël

DIANA EDKINST   Curator

DIANA EDKINST

Curator

ERIC VROONS    Editor and writer at GUP Magazine

ERIC VROONS

Editor and writer at GUP Magazine

REBECCA SIMONS    Photography editor, creator and educator

REBECCA SIMONS

Photography editor, creator and educator

PEGGY SUE AMISON    Artistic director of East Wing

PEGGY SUE AMISON

Artistic director of East Wing

VANGELIS IOAKIMIDIS    Curator cultural engineer in photography/new media

VANGELIS IOAKIMIDIS

Curator cultural engineer in photography/new media

MORITZ NEUMÜLLER    Curatorial advisor for Photo Ireland

MORITZ NEUMÜLLER

Curatorial advisor for Photo Ireland

 
LIV ASTRID SVERDRUP    Director of exhibitions and Deputy director of the Nobels Fredssenter, Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway

LIV ASTRID SVERDRUP

Director of exhibitions and Deputy director of the Nobels Fredssenter, Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway

YUTIN DUAN    Director of Lianzhou International Photo Festival

YUTIN DUAN

Director of Lianzhou International Photo Festival

 
LOTTI PRONK    Picture editor of Wordt Vervolgd by Amnesty International and producer of photography projects

LOTTI PRONK

Picture editor of Wordt Vervolgd by Amnesty International and producer of photography projects

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE GODE    Founder and artistic director of the Guernsey Photography Festival

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE GODE

Founder and artistic director of the Guernsey Photography Festival

 
KAREN FROMM    Professor at Hochschule Hannover. Media, Information and Design Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

KAREN FROMM

Professor at Hochschule Hannover. Media, Information and Design Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

ARIANNA RINALDO    Artistic director at Cortona On The Move

ARIANNA RINALDO

Artistic director at Cortona On The Move

IONA FERGUSSON    Independent curator, producer and creative director

IONA FERGUSSON

Independent curator, producer and creative director

KRISTEN LUBBEN    Executive director of the Magnum Foundation

KRISTEN LUBBEN

Executive director of the Magnum Foundation