Maarten Tromp: De buurman, z’n ex & de eigenaar van de wasserette. Beelden uit de Indische buurt, Amsterdam

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‘An unbearable situation escalates with death’, screams a headline in de Volkskrant one morning in september 2006. And furthermore: ‘Growing unrest in the Indische Buurt in Amsterdam after a deadly knifing. According to the residents, the neighbourhood is controlled by scum fighting over drug dealing territories’. Printed media and TV, pouring superlatives, have ethnic groups pitched against each other while competing gangs are terrorising the community.
From my window I walk to the television and back. I ask myself if I am looking at the same neighbourhood that they are talking about.

I wasn’t searching for a story with a beginning and an end, but I was trying to capture the atmosphere that characterises the neighbourhood for me. A sequence of moods and emotions, alternating day and night. A neighbourhood built out of moments, places and encounters. We look and think in subconsious patterns and prejudices cloud our perception, passing what we already know – or do we?

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Beschrijving

For two and a half years, I have been taking photographs in the Indische Buurt in Amsterdam. With these photos, I reflect on the current, often biased formation and representation of images as in the media.

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Afmetingen 24.5 × 19.2 cm
Titel

De buurman, z'n ex & de eigenaar van de wasserette. Beelden uit de Indische buurt, Amsterdam

Fotograaf

Maarten Tromp

Uitgever

Veenman

ISBN

9789086901814

Bindwijze

Softcover with flaps

Omvang

142 p.

Taal

Dutch/English

Jaar

2008

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