Reinier Gerritsen has been photographing figures in the public sphere for over twenty years now. His major start was in 1992, when he was awarded the prestigious Rijksmuseum-NRC assignment with Luuk Kramer, which resulted in a book and solo exhibition at Rijksmuseum. Beginning in 2005, he traveled to 25 countries to create the ambitious, documentary project called The Europeans. His previous monographs include Blinde verrassing (Fragment, 1993), award-winning Matti (2002) and Wall Street Stop (Hatje Cantz, 2010).
Replaced by iPads, smartphones, earbuds and kindles — when and where will the last printed book be spotted? Photographer Reinier Gerritsen documents this endangerd species on the world's subways.