Waking up
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014
Petting Dog
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014
C watching
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014
Eating
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014
Laundry
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014
Earings
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014
C Bedroom
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014
Tony
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014
Yolanda
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014
Television
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014
Bedroom
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014
Serving
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014
Anne in Kitchen
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014
Anne and Adrian
Family series from Ons Erfgoed/Our Heritage, medium format film photography, 2014

 


This series explores the homes and lives of three different generations of a migrant Dutch family – the initial immigrants themselves, the first generation New Zealanders, and the second generation New Zealanders.

It is an investigation of the Dutch cultural assimilation within New Zealand, but also highlights the desire within different generations to reconnect with their “Dutchness”. Each household is photographed under an anthropological gaze, focusing on the common patterns and rituals that emerge in the way people go about their everyday life. The photographs have been taken in the subjects’ own homes. This approach comes from the belief that the environment a person lives in shapes their character and values, and the type of things they fill their homes with can reveal important things about them.


 

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