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Peter de Krom June 9, 2014

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Holland.

Prince Jocus Carnival in Venlo, The Netherlands 2014

Peter de Krom (b. 1981, The Netherlands) graduated from the St. Joost art school in 2010. He moved back to Hoek van Holland, a small town trapped between the North Sea, the Westland greenhouse area and the channel to the Rotterdam harbors. Here Peter decided not to find happiness, but subjects and inspiration that cannot be found where most photographers look. His work has been published in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, NRC Handelsblad, Volkskrant Magazine, de Standaard. Peter’s photographs have been shown at Summerexpo, GEM, The Hague, 2013, ICN Gallery, London (ISPA Awards), 2013 and Gallery LHGWR, The Hague, 2012.

About the Photograph:

“I took this photo on assignment for the newspaper NRC Next. I was invited to join the Prince Jocus Carnival for one day during his tour through the city of Venlo. Every year we celebrate Carnival in the lower provinces of the Netherlands. In the province of Limburg they call it Vastelaovend. Every city has it’s own prince that is in charge of the celebrations. In this case it was a young fellow who was accompanied by his council of eleven and protected by his own guardsman. They started the festivities of the day here going from stage to stage through the city where around 30,000 people were assembled to party the entire week. Everyone was dressed up in their most colorful and crazy outfits. The Prince will also set a example and got pretty drunk at the end of each day. His guardsman will led him all the way. “