Photographs by Marieken Verheyen.
Episode, The Netherlands, 2009. 120 pp., 65 color illustrations, 8½x11".
In this fascinating volume, Dutch photographer Marieken Verheyen takes an
ordinary question – What can I see from the window of my house? – and turns it
into a journey through the 21st- century issues of immigration, displacement,
cultural contrasts and the concept of home. Photos of scenes taken from windows
in the Netherlands contrast with views from windows in Bosnia, Ghana, Indonesia
and Morocco (countries of origin for many Dutch immigrants), while insightful
essays and in-depth interviews with native Dutch, immigrants from Africa, North
Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia provide a thought-provoking counterpoint. A lively
meditation on the interconnectedness of the contemporary world.