Streets of the World: A five
year project traveling to ALL
countries in the world
to photograph street life
in the centre of all capitals.
"For the first time in history it is
possible to visit all countries in
the world in a free, transparent
and fast way.
It's possible; therefore I want to
see and do it. I want to find out
what the world looks like in
our time. How far have we come,
how much are we alike and
how different are we. I want to
meet the people of my time.
To capture a small
part, but a part
indeed of their
Zambia morningsElephant at SunsetComorosBook Jeroen Swolfs at the Speakers AcademyBuy the book (Dutch)Patagonia, ChilePresidential Palace, HaitiBuddhist monks, TibetMexico City by night, Mexico
MadridIt’s interesting to be here after having travelled to all the countries in Latin America. It was mostly Spain that had a massive impact on that continent.
LuxembourgAfter Malta, Luxembourg is the smallest country of the European Union. But it has played a large role in the creation of that Union.
PretoriaJohannesburg, with its 4.5 million people the largest city, is not the capital of South Africa. Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein are. So why did I choose Johannesburg?
VictoriaSomewhere hidden away in the Indian Ocean lies the tiny island nation the Seychelles. It is not a punishment to come here to take photos and for one I’m very glad this place is a country.
Addis AbabaEthiopia. One of the oldest regions of human existence. Is this the place where Homo Sapiens started their journey across the globe? My journey across the globe has brought me to what is now the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.
JubaThe newest country in the world. A title South Sudan did not obtain without a terrible and long fight.
BujumburaAs opposed to the many flights I’ve taken to get from one country to the next I decided to travel to Burundi overland in a Land Rover with a good friend. The trip started in Kampala, Uganda, then through Kigali, Rwanda into Burundi.
KampalaThis astounding country is called 'The pearl of Africa'. A fitting name, for it is that beautiful. At the end of a three month trip for Streets through Africa I had the luxury to spend some time here with friends.
Dar es SalaamA milestone for the Streets of the World project! And for myself I guess.. After more than 3 years of traveling I've made it to country number 100!
LilongweLooking for the right place to photograph is an interesting process in itself. Walking around these cities allows me to have a look at many different scenes where life unfolds itself. It’s hard to choose sometimes which ‘street’ to take pictures of. But i
MoroniJust a little speck in the Indian Ocean. One that looks quite nice but has a violent history. After the islands independence from France it suffered twenty coups d’état. And there is an ongoing discussion about the island Mayotte that voted for remaining
Port LouisWinning and losing. Part of all of our daily lives. Here on the horse tracks of Port Louis, they are both very visible occurrences every Saturday. It is not the image you would expect from Mauritius.
AntananarivoMadagascar, the fourth biggest island in the world. Country of Lemurs. Country of Baobabs. With its unsurpassed nature it is a country not to be missed.
MaputoGetting to Maputo wasn’t easy. After being held up at the Swaziland border in a unsurpassed lightning storm for about 3 hours we were finally let through. But then we got to the Mozambican border. ‘Do you have a visa?' 'No, do we need one?' 'Yes, you do.'
MbabanaLandlocked between giants South Africa and Mozambique, small Swaziland is barely noticeable on the map. I’m not flying this time because it’s an easy drive from Johannesburg to Mbabane.
MaseruLesotho, the Kingdom in the Sky. Completely surrounded by its huge neighbor South Africa, but a very proud independent country.
HarareA one trillion dollar note was offered to me as a souvenir when I crossed the Victoria Falls Bridge from Zambia into Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean dollars that is. Relics of the old days before Zimbabwe switched to US dollars.
LusakaLusaka is a nice enough place. The problem for me is that it doesn’t really have a center as such. For Streets of the World I take photos of street life in the center of all capitals of the world.
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Awesome pic “@jeroenswolfs: Looking for the right #Streets in #Madrid #Spain. What a cool city! http://t.co/SwhqEa3Ysk”15 days ago • reply • retweet
Looking for the right #Streets in #Madrid #Spain. What a cool city! http://t.co/wpg7FqjhYw rt @jeroenswolfs15 days ago • reply • retweet
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Anyone? “@jeroenswolfs: Who has friends in #Madrid? Going there tomorrow for a long #Streets weekend. Thnx!”19 days ago • reply • retweet
@jeroenswolfs good luck & enjoy!27 days ago • reply • retweet
Heading 4 #Luxemburg for its Streets shot. Sunny weather and a nice town:) #swolfs27 days ago • reply • retweet
RT @Montecatini_NL: RT @jeroenswolfs: New blogpost in the #HuffingtonPost: go Goats of Hope, #Uganda #hope ! http://t.co/ZtRAiU5BU7 #swolfs28 days ago • reply • retweet
RT @jeroenswolfs: New blogpost in the #HuffingtonPost: go Goats of Hope, #Uganda #hope ! http://t.co/ZtRAiU5BU7 #swolfs28 days ago • reply • retweet
RT @jeroenswolfs: New blogpost in the #HuffingtonPost: go Goats of Hope, #Uganda #hope ! http://t.co/ivXnMPBjyk #swolfs28 days ago • reply • retweet
Shooting Uganda: Goats of Hope http://t.co/AWmBMNLie7 via @HuffPostTravel #Swolfs28 days ago • reply • retweet
New blogpost in the #HuffingtonPost: go Goats of Hope, #Uganda #hope ! http://t.co/S6aO04scbO #swolfs28 days ago • reply • retweet
Streets of the World photo of South Africa, country number 107 bij #swolfs @jeroenswolfs: http://t.co/RMfvYM0zBo28 days ago • reply • retweet
Streets of the World photo of South Africa, country number 107 bij #swolfs @jeroenswolfs: http://t.co/JPLAO6aYJM28 days ago • reply • retweet
@jeroenswolfs how is visa chase working out? Last change for your contribution, tomorrow we have our big event!SA still welcome of course!Tx39 days ago • reply • retweet
@ #Ghana embassy in Pretoria South Africa. Sorry sir, you have to go to Holla: http://t.co/4FbBWCkIbj #swolfs40 days ago • reply • retweet
@ #Ghana embassy in Pretoria South Africa. Sorry sir, you have to go to Holla: http://t.co/ofN0bTspBw #swolfs40 days ago • reply • retweet
RT @jeroenswolfs: Trying to get #Ghana visa which is very difiicult. Need 2 references there. Who can help me out? #swolfs #sotw42 days ago • reply • retweet
@GhandiSquare waiting for the sun to move in position #Joburg #swolfs http://t.co/CXe1Dpx4cJ RT @jeroenswolfs43 days ago • reply • retweet
RT @jeroenswolfs: Trying to get #Ghana visa which is very difiicult. Need 2 references there. Who can help me out? #swolfs #sotw43 days ago • reply • retweet
Trying to get #Ghana visa which is very difiicult. Need 2 references there. Who can help me out? #swolfs #sotw43 days ago • reply • retweet
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