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The next in the series of exhibitions entitled The Collection Illuminated by ... is guest-curated by Rotterdam photographer Marwan Magroun. Magroun’s personal pick of images from the museum’s rich and varied collection - like his own work – expresses his fascination with the city of Rotterdam and its population.
The selection includes photos by Ton den Haan, Robert de Hartogh, Carel van Hees and Peter Martens. Their pictures show the hardships of life in Rotterdam in the 1970s and 80s: a world of demolished housing and low-skilled work. Immigrant children play in the street in ragged clothing. Young Surinamese toughs hang out on the Kruiskade or the Schouwburgplein.
Himself the child of immigrants, Magroun sees his own past reflected in these images. He says his selection shows the continuous rapid changes occurring in immigration and diversity.
In addition to photographs from the collection, the show includes examples of Magroun’s own work.
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