Family – 2014

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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