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Foam Magazine

Issue #33/ Trip / Jan Hoek

Sweet Crazies

The series Sweet Crazies is made up of portraits of a particular group of the homeless living on the streets of Addis Ababa. All of them mentally ill, they roam the streets and are known to the locals as Sweet Crazies. Jan Hoek portrayed them in photo studios furnished with Roman pillars and golden thrones, re-imagining them as kings, or emperors.