Hans Eijkelboom is a Dutch photographer from Amsterdam whose work I first encountered when I was living there fall of 2007. The exhibition, Paris--New York--Shanghai, was at the Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam and featured rows and rows of pictures of similarly dressed people from these three major cultural capitals around the world.
The interesting dynamic is that each picture represents an individual from a seemingly distinct culture, yet when seen in this context, becomes a featureless piece of the urban environment. You can pick up on differences however--apparently people in New York do not like to tuck their shirts in. It was so cool to see hundreds of these pictures grouped together, which created a very intriguing perspective of globalization. It is interesting to think about what this artist might do in the future. Would the cities he chooses be the same? How will the fashions change?