Metropolis Leiden


Title: Metropolis Leiden
Photography: Koen Suidgeest
Publishing date: 2022
Language: English and Dutch
Photography and text: Koen Suidgeest
Graphic design: – SYB –
Printing: Wilco Art Books

Edition: 1000 copies in a one-time edition
Size: 170 mm x 230 mm
Pages: 224 
strong soft cover 300 gas Arena Extra White
Paper type: page 1 to 112: 140 grs Arena Extra White
Paper type: page 113 to 224: 80 grs Rebello


Price: € 27,50
Shipping cost: € 4,15 (Netherlands)




The photo book ‘Leiden, Metropolis’ focusses on diversity and inclusion in the Leiden area. It is the end product of a year-long project of the 2021-22 City Photographer, Koen Suidgeest. Its goal has been to create dynamic connections between all those small islands of internationals in our city and its surroundings.

The 52 stories from just as many countries come together in a publication that could possibly become one of the most desired gifts of the year. Its designer, Sybren Kuiper, has previously won many international awards with his book designs. Photographer and designer have chosen to first showcase all the images in full size, before offering the reader the accompanying texts in a following section. In this way, the book will primarily be a visual experience. A specific way of binding will ensure that all images open flat for best viewing. The texts are fully bilingual, in English and Dutch.