Streets of the World

In 2009, Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Swolfs set out to visit and photograph street life in every country in the world. Streets of the World is the result of this impressive journey. The streets of the world is a photography project that not only distinguishes itself in scale, but also by the positive vision of the photographer and his eye for people. The idea of portraying 200 countries through 200 street photos, displayed next to each other, is to show a positive image of the world in which we live. One that is different to the harsh images we’ve got used to. But just as true.

 

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You can pre-order the photo book

Your chance to make a world trip at home is nearly there. The book will contain more than 400 pages. Beside all the photos, you can read the stories, facts and figures about the countries and see the Iphonography of Jeroen Swolfs. If you pre-order now through our webshop, you get a copy from the first edition which is signed by the photographer. We think it is a must-have and the perfect Christmas gift!

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Pop-up Photo Event was a big success

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.

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Jeroen Swolfs

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.