Simon Wald-Lasowski (Paris, 1980) is a freelance photographer and art director.
He lives in Amsterdam and graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2004. Occasionally he also works as a Wedding MC.
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School assignment by: Rene Put
“Make a public sculpture for the Nieuwmarkt”.
I decided to focus on the Chinese community, whose secretive social life clashes with the overall open debauchery of the infamous red light district in Amsterdam.
As in many places around the world, we see the Chinese work very hard. But where do they spend their nights off? Gambling in some illegal basement? They certainly don’t mingle a lot with the rest of the population.
With that in mind, I designed posters promoting imaginary underground Chinese events and placed them all around the area. The events seem intriguing, but the western onlookers are not invited since all the information is in Chinese.