Jeroen Swolfs: Around the World in 194 Photos

Jeroen Swolfs: Around the World in 194 Photos
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A group of boys playing football on a beach in Mogadishu, a woman walking down the street in Kabul, a mother pushing a baby-carriage in Andorra, children playing with soap bubbles in Tallinn, taxi-drivers waiting for their clients in Asuncion. A shot from every capital in the world where the stars are regular people during a regular day. It all started in 2009, when Dutch photographer and reporter Jeroen Swolfs, tired of only reporting on the horrors and ugliness of the world, decided to launch a new project - photograph the streets and people in a positive light, even where beauty is a rare commodity. The results of this lengthy and complex work are now on display for all - 194 large prints line almost two kilometres of Dubai Creek. Many of the shots were created with the same angulation, from the same point of view, with the same depth of field, the same piece of sky, like puzzle pieces that form a huge picture of the world. A map whose aim is to show the common ground of humanity, create a sense of connection, to open eyes to open minds.
Alessandra Migliorini - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Dubai