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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New exhibition coming up

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.

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The photo book available from 15 June

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 are spectacular. Beside the 195 photos, you can read the stories, facts and figures about the countries and see the IPhonography of Jeroen Swolfs. It is for sale from 15 June on.

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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.


If you are interested in single prints or in the luxurious hand-crafted wooden chest with all the prints of Streets of the World inside, please contact us through or call our office +31 20 535 6200.
The exhibition has been designed to travel the world. When you are interested in staging the exhibition in your country, please contact us at or call our office +31 20 535 6200.


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1012 TB Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 20 535 6200