Streets of the World

Our world today is more connected than ever before. The problems we face are global. And through our modern media networks we are all privy to what's happening everywhere, all the time. But how well are we really connected? What do we really know about each other?

The media tend to focus on the negative. I thought it was time to focus on the positive. Through the eye of my camera. Showing people from literally all the countries in the world living their daily lives in the Streets of the World.

By taking photos of street life in the center of all capitals in the world, everyone in exactly the same way, and focusing on these positive things that are happening everywhere too, Streets of the World shows a different world then the images we have gotten so used too. Without being naive this project shows us how much we are alike instead of how different we are. It shows our best qualities instead of our worst. Friendship, love, laughter, work and perseverance are themes that keep returning in the images of Streets of the World. In war torn countries just as much as in cities that are at peace. In the poorest capitals as much as in the richest.

Putting these two hundred capitals, these two hundred photos, next to each other will show us a totally different, positive and a just as true image of the world we live in.

 

Streets of the World will be finished by the end of 2015.

 


Jeroen Swolfs

National Geographic World Press Photo

Visited countries

About Jeroen

Portret Jeroen Swolfs (c) Pepijn Vanthoor

After his study at the Photo Academy Amsterdam Jeroen Swolfs became a freelance photojournalist. While he was traveling to all corners of the world, he started to focus on political and social issues, which resulted in series about returned Serbian refugees and several series about the Roma minorities in Eastern Europe. Jeroen has done assignments for among others:

De Volkskrant (one of the leading daily Dutch newspapers)
Volkskrant Magazine
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Rabobank Foundation
Amsterdam Weekly
The X pat Journal

Contact

Portret Jeroen Swolfs (c) Pepijn Vanthoor

Teerketelsteeg 1
1012 TB Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 20 535 6200
Fax: +31 20 535 6201

info@streetsoftheworld.com
www.streetsoftheworld.com


Jeroen is currently working on his project Streets of the World. In May 2011 his first book about his adventures in Asia was published by National Geographic. In June 2011 twenty of his street photos were exhibited in the city centre of The Hague. He has given lectures in Rotterdam and Frankfurt and is a blogger for Huffington Post.

Ebooks

During the past five years of traveling around the world for the Streets of the World Project, Jeroen has written down everything he has experienced, from the early start trying to get the financing for the project all the way to what happened in the countries in Africa he recently visited and everything in between.

These books are NOT photo books but Jeroen's very personal and open written accounts of what the trip so far has been like for him. The first book about Asia was published in the Netherlands by National Geographic in 2011. We now have two eBooks available in Dutch and English of the adventure so far to be downloaded from this website.

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Streets of the World I & II - Asia & America (English)

eBooks: "Streets of the World I & II - Asia & America (English)"

Now available for a special price: the whole Streets of the World adventure so far! Two books, including many photos, in one download deal for only 18 $ US (5 download credits)! more info ...

 

Read about how Jeroen got the idea for this epic trip around the world, getting the project financed and starting Streets of the World. Meet the people, see the places and share the adventure on the Asian continent in part I - Asia. Continue the adventure in part II - America in which Jeroen picks up on the American continent traveling to and photographing twenty six countries and Afghanistan, Israel and Ramallah. But in which traveling alone for nearly four years slowly but surely starts to take it's toll.

 

Author Jeroen Swolfs
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$ 18,00
Streets of the World I & II - Azie & Amerika (Dutch)

eBooks: "Streets of the World I & II - Azie & Amerika (Dutch)"

Speciale aanbieding! Het hele Streets of the World avontuur in een download deal met vele foto's! Deel I Azia en deel II Amerika samen voor slechts 15 € (5 dowload credits)! more info ...

 

Lees hoe Jeroen het idee krijgt voor Streets of the World, hoe hij de financiering voor dit epische project rond weet te krijgen en begint aan het eerste deel van zijn wereldreis. Ontmoet de mensen, zie de landen en deel het avontuur in deel I Azie. Lees verder in deel II Amerika waarin Jeroen het avontuur oppakt op het Amerikaanse continent. Hij reist van Canada via de Cariben naar Argentinie maar ook naar Afganistan, Israel en Ramallah. Langzaam maar zeker begint hij echter de prijs te betalen voor het jarenlange zwerven over de wereld.

 

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Streets of the World II - America (English)

eBook: "Streets of the World II - America (English)"

After traveling through Asia for two years a new phase starts for Jeroen and the Streets of the World project: America. A continent he thought he knew but nothing seems to be further from the truth. more info ...

 

In this second travel book Jeroen travels to twenty six very diverse countries, from Canada, through the Caribbean via Central America all the way down to Argentina. He also travels to Afghanistan, Israel and Ramallah. In this second book, with photos, about this epic trip around the world, Jeroen again meets intriguing people, finds himself in astonishing places but also starts to feel the immense effects of traveling to all corners of the world by himself. Please note: Streets of the World II - America is a sequel. The Streets of the World project, certain persons, places and events in Streets of the World II - America are introduced in Streets of the World I - Asia.

 

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$ 9,99
Streets of the World II - Amerika (Dutch)

eBook: "Streets of the World II - Amerika (Dutch)"

Na twee jaar door Azië gereisd te hebben breekt er een nieuwe fase aan in het Streets of the World project. Jeroen begint aan het Amerikaanse continent. Een continent dat hij dacht te kennen maar niets blijkt minder waar. more info ...

 

Hij reist door zesentwintig zeer uiteenlopende landen, vanaf Canada door de Cariben via Centraal Amerika naar Argentinië. Ook in dit tweede deel komt Swolfs op heftige plekken, ontmoet boeiende mensen en begint het jarenlange zwerven over de wereld zijn tol te eisen.

 

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Streets of the World I - Azie (Dutch)

eBook: "Streets of the World I - Azie (Dutch)"

Als ik 's ochtends door de stoffige, rumoerige straten van Kathmandu loop op zoek naar een goede foto, kijk ik naar de mensen die voor mijn neus mijn pad kruisen. Sommigen kijken me aan, glimlachen naar me wanneer ik dat doe. Anderen negeren me. Ze zijn in gedachten verzonken. Waar denken ze aan? Of interesseert de zoveelste toerist hen gewoon niet zo? Een stelletje Nepalese kindjes rent giebelend een stukje met me mee. Ze zien er anders uit dan de kindjes in Amsterdam. Een paar hebben een rode stip boven hun neus. Zwarte kool onder hun ogen. more info ...

 

Ze groeien op als hindoe of boeddhist. Maar hoe anders zijn ze nou eigenlijk in essentie? Het giebelen is toch echt overal hetzelfde. Dat heb ik gezien. Kan het? Kan één fotograaf in vijf jaar tijd alle hoofdsteden van de wereld fotograferen? Voor Jeroen Swolfs is het geen vraag, hij doet het. Al sinds hij op z'n derde voor het eerst van huis wegliep, voelt hij de onbedwingbare drang om te reizen ontdekken en zijn ervaringen te delen. Hij had een droom: het straatleven van alle hoofdsteden ter wereld fotograferen en daarmee een beeld van de mensheid anno nu neerzetten. Jeroen zette alles opzij om zijn droom waar te maken. Streets of the World is het intrigerende verslag van plannen maken, presenteren, investeren en durven dromen. Het avontuur begint in Azië waar hij in een razend tempo de eerste vijftig steden zal fotograferen. Eenmaal op reis vraagt hij zich af of stedelingen in Beirut, Pyongyang en op Nauru echt zo veel van ons en elkaar verschillen als hij van tevoren dacht. Onderweg ontmoet hij dronken avonturiers, bewapende criminelen, boeiende vrouwen en vooral... zichzelf.

 

Author Jeroen Swolfs
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€ 7,99
Streets of the World I - Asia (English)

eBook: "Streets of the World I - Asia (English)"

As I walk through the dusty, noisy streets of Kathmandu looking for a good photo, I scan the faces of the people who cross my path. Some of them look back at me and smile; others ignore me, lost in their own thoughts. Nepalese children run giggling alongside me for a while; they look so different from the kids in Amsterdam. A couple of them have a red dot on their forehead and black charcoal underneath their eyes; they will grow up to be Hindus or Buddhists, but how different are they really? Giggling is the same the world over, isn't it? more info ...

 

Could it be done? Can one man and his camera capture all the capitals of the world on a five year journey around the world? Jeroen Swolfs isn't going to ponder that for very long, he's doing it. Ever since he left the house on his very first journey of exploration as a three-year-old toddler, Jeroen has had the irresistible urge for travelling, discovery and sharing his experiences. His dream: to capture the street life of all the capitals of the world and so portray an image of mankind in today's world. He's put everything towards realizing his dream. Streets of the World is the intriguing and very personal account of years of planning, pitching, investing and believing that dreams can come true. Jeroen's adventure starts in Asia where he's on a blitz mission to snap fifty capitals. As he sets off he wonders whether the people of Beirut are really any different from those of Pyongyang or those living on Nauru. On his travels he encounters drunken adventurers, gun slinging criminals and mesmerising women, but most of all... himself.

 

Author Jeroen Swolfs
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$ 9,99

Partnership

Streets of the World is a long-term project with high international visibility and an ever increasing number of followers. It is not just about the travel photography adventure, but it also serves as an interactive and global social platform for discussions and experiences. Above all it offers people a chance to see the whole world through the eyes of one photographer.

Jeroen Swolfs travels the globe and collects all sorts of stories, experiences and data underway. This content provides an excellent opportunity for both national and international companies to use existing footage and data that fits within their marketing strategies. Streets of the World provides platinum, gold and event partnerships and is open to discussing certain exclusive barter deals.

Streets of the World is powered by the invaluable support of private investors Amerborgh, Montecatini Talent Agency and Jeroen Swolfs.

Also interested in becoming a partner?

Guirec van Slingelandt
Managing Director Streets of the World
Guirec@streetsoftheworld.com
+31 62 465 4260

Marliz Nonner
Project Assistant Streets of the World
Marliz@streetsoftheworld.com
+31 62 895 5466

Amerborgh Montecatini Talent Agency Hollands Wild Pellicola