A visual journal of Football shirts making their way to the Middle East. It shows the worldwide spread of this global phenomenon, the unifying aspects, the pride, but also the differences and the contrasts. This publication makes you look at the images, which we encounter in the news daily, from a fresh POV.
Part of De Bruijn's graduation project called 'Money, Politics and Bananas':
A world of money, glitz and glamour. It's a topic that many people consider purely as entertainment, while it's actually also a mirror of society. It reflects its qualities, but magnifies its flaws. It reflects society’s dominant values, structures and its inherent conflicts and contradictions. It’s about politics, race, globalization, power and religion. It’s an arena for the affirmation of national, regional and local identities. It unites billions of people. It can stimulate peace while it can also instigate war. It contains unconditional love, but also causes rivalry, hate and violence. This project is about everything but football.