Zahra Reijs – Dear Future
Publisher: Zahra Reijs, 2023
Hardcover, 192 pages, Dutch/English
A visual document showcasing a young generation seeking the freedom to be who and however they want to be.
‘During covid lockdowns I met Uzi/Xyanty at museumpark, Rotterdam.
She and her friends showed me a sense of freedom in their way of dressing and being, I wish I had known while growing up. Little did I know that this brief meeting would be the core inspiration for my first photo book ‘Dear Future’.
Dear Future is a book about a young generation, usually identified as ‘gen Z’. The people you will find in the book are in a sense, freedom fighters. They fight for their freedom to be whoever they want to be, which shows in many forms and expressions. Each their own.’