Around Town

Like every year cultural and entrepreneurial Schiedam are organizing extracurricular activities in the spirit of Fotofestival Schiedam. Curious what Schiedam has to offer? Check out our Facebook page for updates. Participating partners and venues can be identified by our FFS poster and signing.

Windmill De Kameel, Schiedam. Image: Jesse Kraal




Za 20 10 ‘18

Cafe Obscura Live

location tba 20:00 - 22:00

Cafe Obscura broadcasts live at the Fotofestival Schiedam. Several photographers are present to tell you all about their work. More information to follow.

Zo 21 10 ‘18

141x Gusto 1xRDM

location tba 00:00 - 00:00

In the almost 75 years that the Gusto Wharf was located on the other side of the Schiedamse Voorhaven, it was a big draw for many photographers. The dynamics and bustle was a welcome subject matter for photographers experimenting with a then relatively new medium. It must have been a big draw for them to make a time document of the ever-growing expansion of the wharf, with its ships, steel constructions, cranes and dredgers.

From the 25.0000 images that are in the collection of the City Archive of Schiedam, 150 have been selected for the exhibition at the Schreihuisje. Special mention goes out to a remarkable image of Cas Oorthuys ‘ Wij waren de Gusto’ (We Are the Gusto), that was previously on show in the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, and is exhibited with the courtesy of the Dutch Photo Museum in Rotterdam. This image shows employees of the Rotterdam RDM wharf that make a passage on a tugboat to the Gusto wharf and shows directly what the Schreihuisje was meant to be: a shelter for those who needed to make that passage.

This open air exhibition can be visited at the Hoofdplein in Schiedam