TRAVEL / Inspiration: Project ‘Streets of the World’


Have you heard of the ‘Streets of the World’ project? I dig unusual street cultures and I just love to wander aimlessly through towns and villages for hours during my travels. I love to just watch and prefer to capture the most ordinary to the most bizarre moments. Jeroen Swolfs has documented this same pleasure of mine in words and pictures.

Streets of the World is a photo project for which Jeroen travels through all countries in the world to photograph ordinary street life in the center of the 194 capitals. With his photo project ‘Streets of the World’ he tries to show where humanity is at the beginning of the 21st century. It is time for a project in which the world is seen as a world of humanity.

On his way Swolfs’ meets amazing locals and he ends up in bizarre situations. He describes his travels and observations in his books, supported by its beautiful and honest photos. For four years already he is on the road and he has photographed 123 countries. On the first stage of his journey Jeroen wrote a book that was released in May 2011 by National Geographic , Streets of the World I: Asia. After two years traveling through Asia Jeroen travels to the American continent.  A continent that he thought he knew. He traveled through twenty-six countries, from Canada to the Caribbean, through Central America ending in Argentina. In this second part of the project, Swolfs ends up in violent places, meets more fascinating people and years of wandering around the world is is finally taking its toll. His books are available as e-book on I have received two e -books and find them very interesting. The stories, pictures and humanity in all its simplicity touches me.

Photo’s: Jeroen Swolfs

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  1. Mirthe 18 November, 2013 at 22:09 Reply

    Wauw, wat een geweldig project! Ik vind de foto’s echt schitterend maar de verhalen lijken me nog bijzonderder :) Ik ga hier snel meer over lezen (bij voorkeur op een moment dat ik niet de volgende ochtend om 10 over 8 een wiskunde SE heb, deze blogpost lezen is dus ook totaal geen sog of zo natuurlijk), thanks voor de goede tip!

  2. Jess 19 November, 2013 at 10:18 Reply

    Ik had er wel eens over gehoord maar nog nooit gezien of gelezen. Zit echt met open mond naar deze foto’s te kijken. Krijg n gelijk kriebels om hier meer en meer over te lezen. Heel interessant allemaal.

  3. Eline 19 November, 2013 at 16:39 Reply

    Ik had hier nog nooit van gehoord, neemt niet weg dat dit een heel leuk project is natuurlijk! Lijkt me ook een heel mooie en leerrijke ervaring om dit te doen.

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