Otto Snoek's two Books

Otto Snoek has two new books out on the 7 March. The first, “Rotterdam”, is the result of Otto’s collaboration between Witte de With. The second, “Why Not”, accompanies the exhibition of the same title in the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.

Available at Witte de With, and via the following distributors:

D.A.P., New York (USA only), online catalogue:, e-mail, phone +1 212 627 1999

Cornerhouse, Manchester (UK and Ireland only), online catalogue:
Number of copies 1250, language Dutch/English 

Why Not
Text: Henk Oosterling
Graphic Design: Studio Beige
Hardcover, 140pp

ISBN 978-90-5973-114-1 [English edition]
ISBN 978-90-5973-109-7 [Dutch edition]

€ 32.50 [Netherlands]
€ 35.00 [Europe]
€ 37.50 [outside Europe]

In the Netherlands, the event culture has led to far-reaching changes in public areas. They are primarily perceived and used as stages for consumption, with public partying, shopping and celebrating.

Over ten years, Otto Snoek visualizes the ambivalent relationship between the promise and the letdown of our modern way of urban life.

The photographs in “Why Not” focus on contemporary forms of leisure: festivals, soccer games and parties. Looking at these promises of mass culture, Snoek exposes the increasingly commercial character of urban life, as well as people’s uniformity in a crowd.



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