Laten we hard praten en veel lachen
Laten we hard praten en veel lachen ('فلنرفع أصواتنا عالياً ونقهقه ’) is a symbiosis of poetry and photography. Together they tell the story about living in between the values of home and western society. It is a collaboration between the Syrian poet Bakr al Jaber and Dutch photographer Hillie de Rooij. By focusing on short stories and quick flashes Laten we hard praten en veel lachen is trying to turn something personal into something more generic that everyone can connect with. Over time the project has culminated in a traveling exhibition, performances and a publication.
'With the publication of Laten we hard praten en veel lachen we want to spread a personal story and make it accessible for a Dutch public who grew up here or have just arrived. The publication consists of eleven posters that are folded together that can be used as exhibition material.'
By Hille de Rooij & Bakr al Jaber
50 pages softcover
11 posters printed on various paper and sizes (A1 - A3)
21cm x 29.7cm
Published by Hillie de Rooij
Edition of 500