To all nature lovers, photo freaks and essentially anyone interested in looking through a different perspective: keep reading. As part of RAW’s first photowalk of the academic year, Quint Verschuren explored one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world: the Hortus Botanicus in De Plantage, Amsterdam. Inspired by Ernst Haas, he challenged his photography with different angles, colors and compositions. Take a look!

The first world is pictured as a place free of pollution, insecurity, and problems. While the Netherlands’ environmental policies are great, Marth Echevarria felt that individuals have become complacent because of this. With this photo series, she hopes to break the clean illusion by capturing the waste of Amsterdam.

Photography can be much more than just a way of capturing the world around us. Jasmijn Doorgeest used her camera as a ‘gateway into conversations with locals’ to learn about Vietnam’s culture and people. She tells us a story of temples, mountains, rice fields and windy bus rides but most importantly of the people she met on the way. Experience Vietnam through a series of portraits.