Docklands (signed)

by Sem Langendijk


Photographs: Sem Langendijk

Text: Sem Langendijk

Publisher: self-published

Year: 2015

Price: 85

Comments: edition of 50, 47/50

This series deals with the changing scenery along the waterfront of Amsterdam. The history of the city is visible and the people whom settled near the waterfront are portrayed. Nowadays their environment is rapidly changing. The waterfront is the most-wanted area for real-estate developers, and money is moving to the riverbanks. Revitalization of these areas means redesigning it for new purposes, which also forces current habitants to leave the area. Displacement follows gentrification. Within this series the status quo of the area is photographed and the impact of individuals on their environment is questioned.

I grew up on the Westerdok, a former railroad station, which was transformed into homes by a community in the late 80's. My parents got married there, an old photo of my mom in front of our door is one of the photographs remaining from that time. She had also painted the facade of the house, in a baby-blue color. Everyone had made gardens, right over the old train tracks.

Nowadays, the Westerdok is a residential housing block with thousands of people living there.


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Docklands (signed)

by Sem Langendijk


Photographs: Sem Langendijk

Text: Sem Langendijk

Publisher: self-published

Year: 2015

Price: 85

Comments: edition of 50, 47/50

This series deals with the changing scenery along the waterfront of Amsterdam. The history of the city is visible and the people whom settled near the waterfront are portrayed. Nowadays their environment is rapidly changing. The waterfront is the most-wanted area for real-estate developers, and money is moving to the riverbanks. Revitalization of these areas means redesigning it for new purposes, which also forces current habitants to leave the area. Displacement follows gentrification. Within this series the status quo of the area is photographed and the impact of individuals on their environment is questioned.

I grew up on the Westerdok, a former railroad station, which was transformed into homes by a community in the late 80's. My parents got married there, an old photo of my mom in front of our door is one of the photographs remaining from that time. She had also painted the facade of the house, in a baby-blue color. Everyone had made gardens, right over the old train tracks.

Nowadays, the Westerdok is a residential housing block with thousands of people living there.


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Docklands (signed)

by Sem Langendijk


Photographs: Sem Langendijk

Text: Sem Langendijk

Publisher: self-published

Year: 2015

Price: 85

Comments: edition of 50, 47/50

This series deals with the changing scenery along the waterfront of Amsterdam. The history of the city is visible and the people whom settled near the waterfront are portrayed. Nowadays their environment is rapidly changing. The waterfront is the most-wanted area for real-estate developers, and money is moving to the riverbanks. Revitalization of these areas means redesigning it for new purposes, which also forces current habitants to leave the area. Displacement follows gentrification. Within this series the status quo of the area is photographed and the impact of individuals on their environment is questioned.

I grew up on the Westerdok, a former railroad station, which was transformed into homes by a community in the late 80's. My parents got married there, an old photo of my mom in front of our door is one of the photographs remaining from that time. She had also painted the facade of the house, in a baby-blue color. Everyone had made gardens, right over the old train tracks.

Nowadays, the Westerdok is a residential housing block with thousands of people living there.


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more books tagged »urban « | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com