Bojan Mrđenović

We are the world

The photos were taken at the Omms Bar in Rotterdam, one of the brown bars in the port, migrant district of Delfshaven. The regular guests encoutered there have established relationships throughout many years of visiting the same bar. This small community is made up of migrant workers spanning multiple generations who have immigrated to Rotterdam from different parts of the world. 

In addition to the photos taken by the author, the book also contains several portraits of the author taken by Rashid, one of the regular guests of the bar. We leaf through the book as the last clue, an artifact-testimony to a vanishing world; it is a black box and a time capsule at the same time.. Before giving into the bunker, there is a sense of hesitation  It’s time to create new communities.