About Streets of the World photographer Jeroen Swolfs

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In 2009 famous Dutch photographer Jeroen Swolfs started on a massive project: Streets of the World. Swolfs wanted to photograph street life in every capital of the world to show what connects us as human beings at the beginning of a new millennium. In 2017 he finished this master piece. Containing 194 gripping photos of humanity around the world, Streets of the World is now the world’s largest photo project ever.

Now it's time to share

In 2017 Streets of the World decided that the best way to share the project worldwide, was to return to all the capitals Jeroen had visited to organize huge expositions. Visitors can then travel the world themselves, learn about each other and find out that there are many things we do the same as humans around the world. 
He opened his own museum dedicated to the project in Amsterdam and he is now kicking off his world tour in Dubai.

Jeroen's work

After his education at the Photo Academy Amsterdam, Jeroen Swolfs (The Hague, 1974) began his career as a photo journalist, in which he mainly focused on political and social topics. He created series about the returned Serbian refugees and the Roma-minorities in Eastern Europe, among other things. In addition, he worked on contracts for newspapers such as ‘de Volkskrant’ and ‘Amsterdam Weekly’, and for the ‘Rijksmuseum’.

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Imagine going to almost two hundred different countries searching the streets for what connects us as human beings.

Jeroen did it in 7 years and brought these streets together in his life's work Streets of the World. As you can imagine that was quite the adventure...

Discover the adventures he encountered in his e-book Streets of the World - the Stories and explore what a street means to society, education, wisdom, youth, experience, happiness, stories, food and so much more.