ReFocus Awards


badge winner refocus awards marco maljaars

This series is about one of the many Polders of the Netherlands. The polder in the series is known as the Beemster. Since 1999 the Polder is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The Beemster is also a municipality in the Dutch province of Noord-Holland. The municipality has 9702 inhabitants and has an area of 72 km² (of which 2.8 km² of water). Typically for the Beemster are its trees on the ring dikes as can been seen on the images. I wanted to express the emptiness and typical character of this polder. Especially its trees in combination with the dike and land.