Het HEM is a home for contemporary culture, situated in a former munitions factory on the Hembrug site in Zaandam.
Everything #1, #2, #42, #54, #71, 2002/2003
Pictures for Rome #12, #13, #17, 1999
The varied oeuvre of Anthony Hernandez (1947, United States) consists of black and white portraits, street photography and abstract colour photographs of his surroundings. His style of photographing is distinguished by a slow form of looking and in-depth research into his subjects, creating attention for elements that would otherwise go unnoticed in the busy urban conditions.
Chapter 3HREE combines images from two different series. The works in the series Everything (2002–2003) stem from Hernandez's exploration of the Los Angeles river and the 'storm drain' tunnels that lead to it, an underground infrastructure that not only regulates the city's water management, but also serves as a home for many homeless people. The photographs from the series Pictures for Rome (1998–1999) explore in a similar way the often-unknown architectural infrastructure that can be found under and behind the facades of various large cities. These enclosed vistas of Hernandez are reminiscent of the underground tunnels of Het HEM itself.