Annotated pictures

Apartment for rent © Jan Blommaert & Ben Rampton
This small piece of text was found in the main street of an inner-city area of Antwerp, Belgium…Read more…
Urinate Don’t urinate © Kasper Juffermans
This picture was taken in Bundung in the West African country of The Gambia in March 2009, and is one of a series of such signs in this genre scattered around the urban sprawl of Banjul, Serrekunda, and Brikama…Read more…
Fireextinguisher_600 Fire extinguisher © Sjaak Kroon, Dong Jie & Jan Blommaert
This picture was taken in the Forbidden City, Beijing in 2009 one year after the Beijing Olympics…Read more…
MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Nina’s Derrière © Jan BLommaert
Nina’s Derrière is the name of a very expensive chocolate shop in a department store in Central Tokyo…Read more…
Polylanguaging Polylanguaging: Le Kapital c’est fun © Jens Normann Jørgensen
This graffito could be read at the coattail of Friedrich Engels at the Marx-Engels statue in Alexanderplatz in Berlin between 2007 and 2010…Read more…
Shoes+Harlem Shoes Docta & Harlem Niggaz © Kasper Juffermans
These shop signboards were photographed in 2009 in Greater Serrekunda, The Gambia, a former British colony in West Africa…Read more…