TIFA 2021 People / Culture

The Identity of Holland

  • Prize
    Gold in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Ezra Bohm
  • Technical Info
    Photographed On A Canon Eos R With External Light
  • Photo Date
    from januari 2020 until now

In this series I photograph the last people wearing the traditional costumes of the Holland. This work is intended to celebrate and cherish the old culture of the Netherlands. These groups have something in common that we often miss in modern society: solidarity, geniality and collective pride. modern citizens ofter are disconnected to their own roots, which I think is very important to form your identity with. I romanticize a world that I want to be a part of. The people in the picture are my superheroes, they have to inspire people to look back at our origins and learn from the past.

In the work of photographer Ezra Böhm, culture and history are the main themes. Through his photography he is looking for meaning of the 'human identity'. Questions such as: who are we, where do we come from and what has made us who we are, he tries to show the viewer. "For me, the strength, pride or authenticity of a human individual shows the essence of identity. With these aspects I create a romanticized image. The photographs I make reflect how I see the world, it shows my imagination, elevated above the imperfections of the worldly."