after photographer annette den ouden graduated from the willem de kooning academie in rotterdam, she embarked on an adventurous 20-month expedition to the far corners of the planet to document the global community. den ouden takes pictures of people's daily life and their cultural context, and since 2001 the dutch photographer has primarily worked in the arab region and iran, predominantly photographing local communities and their daily routine. it's her aim is to curb western ignorance of how these people live within the confines of oppression and conflict. opening sun - sep 8 at gallery vassie in amsterdam is tashja rafna, an exhibition of different compelling series of photographs from the middle east. location: langestraat 47 [centrum].