Humans of Amsterdam
While working in the Middle East as a dialogue facilitator Debra Barraud discovers the vital importance of dialogue and the power of story telling. After returning to Amsterdam Debra, inspired by Humans of New York and Humans of Tel Aviv decides to create Humans of Amsterdam. After four years of hard work the blog counts over 400.000 loyal online followers world wide. Debra also has her own weekly column in the free daily paper ‘Metro’.
From an early age Debra Barraud has felt the urge to document the world around her. Her aim is to capture the essence of what makes all human beings special and unique. Debra is convinced that every person has a story to tell. The photographs are intimate and spontaneous portraits of men, women and children in the city of Amsterdam, humans in all their diversity. Some of them born and raised in Amsterdam, others merely visiting but in total they pay a warm tribute to an international city with an effervescent energy.
Filled with so many photos and stories this book is an exceptional and warm portrait of Amsterdam. From cover to cover Humans of Amsterdam is beautiful, challenging and moving. A novel, a work of non-fiction, a photo book or a collection of fairy tales – this book is al that and more.