Photographer Friso Kooijman has made a series of photographs depicting Amsterdam's diverse cultures and faiths. Friso's work chronicles prayer services, as well as various events and social functions in which different faiths peacefully interact and cooperate with each other.
Friso said he hopes that his pictures "show people what happens in and around houses of prayer in Amsterdam." "By that, I hope to add to solidarity among people in our city."
To make sure his project representing Amsterdam's diverse faiths is displayed at churches, mosques, synagogues - as well as various public facilities - Friso has launched a crowd-funding project. The funds will cover costs of printing and mounting the photos on traveling display boards and transporting the exhibit to multiple venues. The project's sole aim is to promote tolerance and understanding of different faiths.