The photograph “AVONDCLOCK” captures a powerful moment of demonstration taking place in Amsterdam’s Museumplein. The image is striking in its composition. The photograph took part in the National Geographic photo contest.
The image shows a group of protesters holding signs and banners, with Dutch anti-riot police officers standing nearby. The presence of the police officers illustrates the state’s efforts to control and regulate the demonstration, and the protesters’ determination to assert their rights and express their discontent.
This photograph is an example of documentary photography, a genre that captures significant events and reflects on the social and political issues of the time. Moment in history that reflects the ongoing struggle for freedom and autonomy in the face of state control.
The photograph not only tells a story of the event but also gives a deeper insight into the emotions, thoughts and feelings of people involved.