Title: In the beginning no bird sang
By: Anaïs López
Publisher: Self published
The book ‘In the beginning no bird sang’ is about IJburg. Jean,
a blind man, introduced the photographer Anaïs López to this new part of Amsterdam. She followed him for 1,5 years. Together they walked the island for hours at a time. Jean is a really special man: he knows almost every bird in IJburg and has amazing stories to tell about all of them. The most important thing that Anaïs learned during her time with Jean is not to use her eyes, but to listen to the city. through Jean’s ‘eyes’ she photographed IJburg.