Photo by Rob Hornstra

Kid died at just 42. He’d had a turbulent life: addicted to drugs and alcohol and banned from seeing his son, he was often seen roaming the streets. In the years that he lived next door to Kid in the Ondiep district of Utrecht, photographer Rob Hornstra (1975) built up a friendship with the man. In Man Next Door, Hornstra not only lifts the lid on the life of a boy from a working-class neighbourhood in Utrecht, but also challenges the stigmatisation of working-class areas in general. By showing different sides to Kid in his photos, he asks the question: how well do you know your next-door neighbour?

> until 4 March, Centraal Museum
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