In the twentieth century the population of Eindhoven doubled several times – this being caused by an improved Healthcare system as well as better Housing facilities , but mainly being caused by a great surge of people from outside the city and region. This was being caused by a strong growth of employment mainly by Philips Industries.

Eindhoven mainly came into being by the employees of Philips Industries and in order to thank the employees that turned Eindhoven into a great city I photographed the hands of people living in presentday Eindhoven many of whom are probably the descendants of those that made Eindhoven as it is now. I have chosen to photograph hands because hands are the symbol of work as we think for instance of the English saying: “One must put one’s shoulder to the wheel !”

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