Robert Tjalondo

Photographer /

172 Threads, Woven into My Lens: Faces of Rotterdam


Rotterdam is home to 172 different nationalities, making it one of the most diverse cities in the world. I want to capture this diversity in a series of portraits that will be exhibited throughout the city later in 2024 and in 2025.


 A simple fact in an article – 172 nationalities call Rotterdam home – sparked a burning curiosity. Who are these people, and what makes them choose this city?

That’s why I embarked on this project, “Faces of Rotterdam.” 

Join me on a journey to meet individuals from each nationality, each with their unique answer to the question: “What drew you, of all places in the world, to Rotterdam?” 


February. 2024


Trained at Utrecht University of the Arts, I bring a blend of artistic vision and human resource expertise to my photography. Since 2010, I’ve specialized in capturing impactful events and portraits, ensuring your unique story shines through every detail.

Clients include: Erasmus MC Rotterdam, University of Amsterdam, L’Oréal, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, WE Fashion, Red Cross Netherlands, and many more.

Let’s Connect

Curious to learn more?
Pose, sponsor, contribute, share – there are countless ways to get involved with ‘Faces of Rotterdam.‘ Let’s talk!

Robert Tjalondo
06-4123 3738

Studio: Voorhaven 57, 3025 HD Rotterdam


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