‘The photographer is an eager observer and nothing seems to escape his attention. Zooming in or out of Eli Dijkers’s work will reveal a kind of visual poetry of light and life, of past and present, of strange and familiar structures and of people and animals in small and large spaces. His photographs show that, despite the hustle and bustle of the city, he always succeeds in finding his focus again. He has an eye for strange, almost surreal moments that stir the imagination and leave ample space for the viewer's own interpretation.’ kunsthal (museum of contemporary art, rotterdam, NL)



2018 Awarded Ilford MASTER, amongst Sebastião Salgado

2018 Selected for the ‘Abandoned Buildings’ exhibition at Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

2018 Guestcurator 'wanderlust' exhibition galerie Sehnsucht

2018 PhotoShoot Awards; emotion finalist and transformations bronze finalist

2017 Winner of the Porta Coeli Artist Residency Award at the XIth edition of the International Contemporary Art Biennale of Florence

2017 Commended photographer in the Sony World Photography Awards; selected from 105,692 images from 182 countries

2017 Black & White Spider AwardsNominee in Fine Art (twice)

2017 Charles Dodgson Black & White (GALA) Award; Nude & Figure Winner

2017 Charles Dodgson Black & White (GALA) Award; Fine Art & Portraits Finalist

2017 LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017 Competition - Editor Pick

2017 Winner of the Magnum Photos Swap Shop

2017 PhotoShoot Awards; Body Parts, Dance & Movement and Fashion Merit

2017 Selected for the Monochrome exhibition at Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

2016 Black & White Spider Awards in Fine Art (3 times), Nude (2 times), Fashion, Children of the World and Silhouette  

2016 Black & White Spider Awards honorable Mention in People and Fashion

2016 Longlisted for the Rabobank New Talent Award 2016

2016 PhotoShoot Awards finalist in dance, emotion and nature

2015 Monochrome Photography Awards: 2 honorable mentions

2015 Black & White Spider Awards Nominee in Fine Art (twice), Nude (twice), Nature and Silhouette

2015 Selected for the ‘Monochrome’ exhibition at Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

2015 Foto Individueel: Silver

2015 Fine Art Photography Awards nominee (twice)

2015 PhotoShoot Awards: third price overall

2015 PhotoShoot Awards: nature category finalist

2015 PhotoShoot Awards: emotion & nature category award

2014 Monochrome Photography Awards: 2 honorable mentions

2014 Spider Awards nominee

2014 GUP New Dutch Photography talent

2014 B&W Child Photo contest nominee 

2014 Shoot the frame finalist (4 times)

2013 Blue Diamond Photo Award nominee

2013 Selected FOAM Photo Town photographer

2013 Awarded ‘bondsmeesterklasse’ of the Dutch Photography Union

2010 Second price in the Festival d’Images European photo contest in Toulouse