We Are Still Here

Watkins, Oliver Guy

Regular price $21.00

“A collection of photographs taken by Oliver Guy-Watkins at the 10th annual ADEV parade in Amsterdam. The parade is a celebration of subculture and individuality that highlights the continual removal of access space in the city, in which to live and work. As the city has evolved the freedom it once offered has been curtailed. The parade and these images are a reminder that these people still exist even though the space to experiment and create is now limited.”

A photographic documentation, in both colour and silver-sheened black and white, of the ADEV parade which celebrates individuality and the city’s subcultures. It also demands the freedom to squat, organise and reinstate the alternative spaces that once characterised Amsterdam but have since almost entirely been swallowed up by redevelopment and gentrification.

With some fold-out pages and two stickers each featuring a slogan in English and in their original language (Latin and Greek respectively):

‘Love of money is the root of all evil’ and ‘Anger demands that for which hope waits’

Stapled, 18,5 x 13,5 cm, 48 not numbered pages, numbered/125, Amsterdam 2023

ISBN: 978-90-83-32940-6