Peter Tijhuis Photography
In broad terms you could say that my work is or is about city sociology. I use photography to research the position of the individual in a society that is in a constant state of change. This research is fueled by a strong need to understand social developments in our society.
I have a
background in social sciences, I have worked for a large commercial company,
I have lived and worked in the United States for years, I am married to
an American and I have a son with two passports. I am currently active
as a documentary photographer in the Netherlands and it is fair to say
that I am constantly looking for my own position in society.
Often, my projects
are viewed in a historical context. To understand the dynamics in a city
I feel that you need to aware of the history of that city. I use this
knowledge to learn about the present and think about the future. It should,
however, always offer new insights in the discours about the urban landscape
and our position within.