The Belgian Platform for Photobooks is an online space dedicated to the contemporary photobook in Belgium. Through articles, interviews, an online book catalogue and offline events, it aims to inform, but also to engage and inspire a growing photobook community.
Embedded within the artistic research program of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, the platform offers a source of information for students, photographers, artists, designers and anyone with an interest in photobooks.
Functioning as a catalyst, the platform wants to stimulate and support not only the creation of photobooks in Belgium, but also the reflection, the discussion and the research on the book as an artistic medium to present a photographic body of work.
As an online platform it serves as a networking and communication tool to connect Belgian photobook culture with an international photobook community and audience.
The Belgian Platform for Photobooks is coordinated by Stefan Vanthuyne as part of a research project at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp / AP University College and with the support of the research groups Thinking Tools and ArchiVolt.
Nobody Likes to be Hindered By Worldly Troubles is now on the Belgian Platform fo Photobooks.
My series "The representative office" will be on show at the Rencontres de la photographie de Marrakesh in Morrocco on 17, 18 and 19th of October.
Finalist, Voies Off Award 2019, Arles, France.
Public Screening of Living Room on July 2nd, 10pm, at Cour de l'Archevêché, Arles, France
Discover more about the series here.
"From Albania with sun" in the german newspaper Die Zeit
During ten days I zigzagged along the Irish-Northern Irish border, I saw many sheep, creeks, bridges and concerned people against a complete absurdity that could turn into a nightmare. This week Knack brings my series and text on brexit.
For the entire series click here.
My series The representative office won the Jurors' pick at Lensculture Streetphotography Award 2018. Congratulations to all other winners and finalists!
Baosheng Dadi (保生大帝) is a Chinese god of medicine worshiped in Chinese folk religion and Taoism most popularly in Fujian and Taiwan.
The historical figue of Wu Tao or Wu Ben was born in the village of Bailiao near Xiamen in Fujian Province, during the Song Dynasty in the year 979. He was a skilled doctor and Taoist practitioner who was credited with performing medical miracles, including applying eye drops to a dragon’s eye and removing a foreign object from a tiger’s throat. After his death in 1036, he began to be worshiped as a deity. His deified status was officially recognized by the Hongxi Emperor of the Ming Dynasty who conferred on him the title of “Imperial Inspector at Heavenly Gate, Miracle Doctor of Compassion Relief, Great Taoist Immortal, and the Long-lived, Unbounded, Life Protection Emperor. He is worshiped at many temples in Fujian and Taiwan. His birthday is celebrated with parades and festivals on the 15th day of the third lunar month. The series were made in the Island of Kinmen, Taiwan.
For the last two year I have working on a project on the small Taiwanese islands of Kinmen and Matsu. These tiny islands in between the island of Taiwan and mainland China tell the complex story on how both nations with a common past, still have a tense relationship. Since all the attention nowadays goes to mainland China, this project focus on the underdog of history, the Republic of China, better know as Taiwan.
A part of the project has been published on Scopio Network and was part of Encontros Da Imagem 2017 in Braga.
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