For more than a hundred years, the City Archive has been collecting contemporary photography and drawings. This has created a unique image collection that documents what is happening and changing in the city. Since 2014, the City Archives has been appointing a Stadstekenaar of Amsterdam every year. Stad in Zicht shows work by Stadstekenaars Romy Muijrers (2017), Joanna Quispel (2018) and Maia Matches (2019). In addition, each year three artists are commissioned with a specific theme. For example, drawings by Ina van Zyl, Emo Verkerk and Charlotte Schleiffert, among others, will be on display. Three photo commissions are also awarded annually, in 2018 to Reinier Gerritsen, Gerald van der Kaap and Stephan Keppel.