This photo series was shot during a promotion ceremony at the University of Amsterdam. Jochem defended his doctoral research in the Agnietenkapel, the oldest building of the University, located on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal. I was asked to capture this ceremony from beginning to end. Doing so, I tried to emphasize the personal aspect of the event.
These children experience Neighbours Day with traditional Dutch games. The photos were commissioned by Academie van de Stad.
The Maya are not a thing of the past; in countries like Mexico and Honduras, Maya Indians make up sizeable minorities. The vast majority of Maya live in present-day Guatemala, where they maintain old traditions while trying to keep up with the modern world.