‘Rom 13’ (Room 13) is a book portraying both celebrities and former criminals, who tell a story about one important choice that changed their lives. The book is a collaboration between the Norwegian Red Cross and The Thief, a brand new hotel situated at Tjuvholmen. The aria where the hotel is situated was a place where criminals and prostitutes were hanged. Work in Progress edited the book, as well as providing concept, art direction and design work.
All photos are taken by Marcel Leliënhof in the same small hotel room of 30 square meters. Photographs for the book were also exhibited at an old harbour warehouse, Skur 13 (Shed 13). Money from sales of the book and the exhibition will go directly to an organisation within the Red Cross which helps former criminals back in to everyday life. Many thanks to project manager at The Thief, Siri Løining, for helping to realize the project.