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Freedom (2021)

In July 2021 one of many freedom / no compliance marches was held in Amsterdam. Banned from coming together on Dam Square in the city center, the organisers were granted permission (oh, the irony of a free society) to gather on the outskirts of the city and go a certain route, which wouldn’t ruffle the council’s feathers (or didn’t need the mobilization of the police’s ‘Romeo’ instigators to create the illegitimate reason to entrap and beat the crap out of peaceful protesters). 

I joined them at their rendez-vous location, photographing the energy, observing, talking and getting to know a great variety of fellow and very clued in human beings. Because that’s what we’re talking about. Not sheep, not cattle, not numbers. Call me biased, I’ve never fallen for the illusion of an objective reality. The last 3 years have proven that*, as far as I’m concerned.

* Clown show 

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