Expositie Red Light District

History 1970

Exposition Pakhuis de Zwijger: https://dezwijger.nl/programma/xandra-van-rossem/

Xandra photographed the Dutch drug culture and tourism at the De Wallen, Amsterdam. From the many conversations with residents, prostitutes, club owners, and drug dealers, a dialogue followed with the municipality showing that the opinions differ when it comes to the use of the windows, refuse, legal prostitution, and the increasing drug crime. The exhibition takes the viewer on a journey and shows the different sides of this glorious district. Xandra hopes that the images will make the neighborhood more accessible by breaking down this taboo.