Your chance to make a world trip at home is nearly there. The Streets of the World photo book has been printed and is on its way to Holland. Actually, there are both on their way to Holland, because we made 2 photo books! They both are spectacular. The first one contains 436 pages and is available for Euro 39,99 (ex. shipping costs). Beside all the photos, you can read the stories, facts and figures about the countries and see the IPhonography of Jeroen Swolfs. The second one is the deluxe version. It contains 460 pages, it is printed on higher quality paper and costs Euro 149,00 (ex. shipping costs). A signed and numbered art print of Sweden comes with this edition. Beside all the photos, you can read the stories, facts and figures about the countries and see the IPhonography of Jeroen Swolfs.
Did you do a pre-order? We soon get into touch with you about which book you want to have.
This is not just another photography book. It is a message to all those who want to discover what a street means to society, education, wisdom, youth, experience, happiness, stories, food and so much more. You will not find esthetics competing with constructions to impress the public. This is raw material, directly from the guts of a global traveller focussing on the essential streets. The street represents the culture, colours, rituals, maybe even the history of the city and country where he found them. The street is a meeting place, a platform of crowds, a centre of news and gossips, the working spot of salesmen and prostitutes, the playground of their children, the ultimate enemy of solitude and anonimity. Imagine going to almost two hundred different countries searching for that one street (or sometimes harbour or railwaystation) that symbolizes a whole community.
The street is adventure, emotion, tension, pressure, leasure. It is food, it is drink, it is market. The street is the connection between people, their last hope for new beginnings, the mother of intimacy. Without streets we would be lost, haunting the world without directions, without points of reference. Without streets there would be no communication, no organisation, no structure. In other words: the street is everything. The street is us, is me, is you. Thinking of streets I wonder why I always took them for granted. They are actually one of man’s greatest inventions.
On 15 June Streets of the World opens a new exhibition on terrein Hembrug in Amsterdam-Zaanstad. The Ministry of Defence’s former HEMbrug site has become a creative incubator – a surprising hotspot of urban culture blended with heritage. A place where nothing is ordinary and that offers countless possibilities. A flexible and versatile location that blends authenticity, entrepreneurship, craftsmanship, sustainability, innovative strength, and a community that is eager to move forwards into the future. It is the ideal location to make a world trip through the 195 photos of Jeroen Swolfs.Read more
The best place to see the pictures of the Streets of the World Project is where they were taken: in the streets. The pictures were shown 3 – 7 November 2016 life-size in parking garage Kempering in Amsterdam Zuidoost. Over 3000 visitors walked through the parking garage where almost 200 street pictures took them on a world trip. Along the way street food was available from the world kitchen. Our volunteer guides came from Amsterdam Zuidoost and told their stories of the pictures with which they, in their own way, have a connection. The admission was free.Read more
After graduating from the Amsterdam Photo Academy, Swolfs became a freelance photojournalist. His work, which focusses on political and social issues, includes a series about returned Serbian refugees and Roma minorities in Eastern Europe, and he has shot assignments for newspapers including the Volkskrant and Amsterdam Weekly, and for the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.