Rough Diamonds from the North

The project of searching for stories in the Nieuwendam borough in Amsterdam North came to an end in the form of an exhibition entitled Rough Diamonds. Together with photographer Ed Bosland, I strolled across the streets of Nieuwendam for months in search of some hidden glitters, to dust of and show. We found that behind every door, window, garden fence, there were special people and stories tucked away. We made a newspaper 'De Nieuwendammer' and the expo 'Ruwe Diamanten', which was a storytelling exhibition with pictures, windowstories and a statue made of garbage books from Nieuwendam that revealed a poem by its book covers.

Read the paper here!