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.
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
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.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.