This is my Land
‘This is my Land’ is a photo documentary of the Dutch-based photographer Sjaak Verboom.
The Dutch population has become increasingly multicolor over the past few years. The existence of several cultures within one society inevitably leads to tensions.
While populists cultivate people’s fear of ‘being different’, this documentary intends to explore our similarities.
Each photo shows two Dutch women with different roots.
The women express their identities - the groups they belong to - by the way they are dressed.
By sharing the photo with someone from another group, they cross the very border that defines the group they belong to: We both - standing next to one another - are humans.
Our clothes, which we wear with proud, reveal our origin, but our pose stresses something more important: we are Humans. Women. Mothers. We are Dutch citizens.