About SeeMyCity

SeeMyCity is an international city marketing initiative based on advanced and creative mobile photography and social media. We can help you See Your City!

 Our goal is to:

  • show and market cities through unique and contemporary mobile photography
  • inspire the residents and visitors to see, explore, appreciate and share their city
  • engage, teach and encourage the citizens through the use of photography and social media

By encouraging locals and residents to take notice of the beauty and aesthetics of their own city, the pictures taken and shared by them become efficient and powerful marketing tools. The marketing effect will continue long after the project has ended, as participants continue to take pictures and share them on social media. All SeeMyCity projects have been shown to have that effect. Also, the quality of the photos taken has improved noticeably after participants have attended our workshops.


Per Jan. 2017 SeeMyCity consists of founder and manager Marianne Hope,  founding member Dirk Bakker and Jeroen Moor . See our members page to know more about the people behind the initiative.


We arrange photo walks, workshops and mobile photo contests. The projects can be concluded with an exhibition, showing the city by mobile photography. We market the cities/projects through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and through as much press coverage as possible. We also offer consulting within our fields of expertise, such as the optimal use of Instagram, mobile photography or photography in general. Our work and scope of events will be tailored to your needs and requirements. See our Services section for more information.

Facts about SeeMyCity

  • SeeMyCity was founded in February 2012.
  • All members met through Instagram and all use iPhones only for their work for SeeMyCity.
  • We represent many different photography styles such as landscape, abstract, streetphotography, architecture, minimalistic and artistic.
  • Combined we have over 900 000 followers on Instagram.
  • SeeMyCity was mentioned in a spanish article as one of 4 reasons to join Instagram.
  • Our very first project, SeeMyAlmere made the local tv channel news (omroep Flevoland).
  • We were honored to welcome the mayor of Leuven to the grand opening of our exhibition SeeMyLeuven.
  • Our third international project SeeMyDoha in Qatar will be a yearly and ongoing project.

Facts about Instagram

  • Instagram is a free photo sharing app that lets users take pictures with their mobile phones, apply an optional “filter” to the image and share it with friends.
  • Instagram launched as an iPhone app on October 6, 2010. By December 2010, Instagram had one million registered users (it took foursquare a year to reach this milestone and Twitter two years). Currently (March 2015) Instagram has over 300 million active users per month.
  • The Android version received over 430.000 pre-registrations and when it finally released on 3rd April 2013, it was downloaded over  one million times in less than 12 hours.
  • Apple named Instagram app of the year for 2011.
  • In April 2012 Instagram was acquired by Facebook for about 1 million $ in cash and stock.
  • More than 30 billion Instagram photos have been uploaded so far (March 2015)
  • 70 million photos are uploaded per day, that means 810 photos each second.
  • In june 2013 Instagram launched it’s new video function. 5 million videos were uploaded within the first 24 hours.