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Ivo_B

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Diamond Quarter, Antwerp
« on: May 28, 2018, 12:41:28 pm »

After New York, London and Jerusalem, the biggest population of Hasidic Jews lives in Antwerp, Capital of Diamond.
This very closed community lives in the neighborhood of the Central Station and for locals it is very normal to see those people come out to celebrate Sabbath. They don't like to be photographed, but they do not pretentiously object, something you can expect when shooting Muslim peoples.
A common misconception is the idea they are all rich. In contrary, a huge solidarity amongst them help the poorest Hasidic Jews. Restaurant and caterers share free meal without the negative connotation of charity.
It is a very closed community, I stopped shooting them on the street, but I hope one day to find an opening an make a reportage from the inside of this interesting community.


DSCF3476-bewerkt.jpg by Ivo Bogaerts, on Flickr

DSCF3450-bewerkt.jpg by Ivo Bogaerts, on Flickr

DSCF3449-bewerkt.jpg by Ivo Bogaerts, on Flickr

P1000245-bewerktP_P by Ivo Bogaerts, on Flickr

CS002a by Ivo Bogaerts, on Flickr
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Re: Diamond Quarter, Antwerp
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 01:19:22 pm »

Wow, nice shots!

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Re: Diamond Quarter, Antwerp
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 01:34:29 pm »

Fantastic stuff. I have such a fondness for stuff shot and n the rain. It hardly ever rains here. Really good work.
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Re: Diamond Quarter, Antwerp
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 02:37:17 pm »

Nice group; for me, it's both the second and last shots  - human conditions in the jungle.

Very nice tones.

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Re: Diamond Quarter, Antwerp
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 02:38:36 pm »

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Re: Diamond Quarter, Antwerp
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2018, 06:06:41 pm »

Very interesting set of images.
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