About

      Comme une eau, le monde vous traverse et pour un temps vous prête ses couleurs.  Puis se retire, et vous replace devant ce vide qu’on porte en soi, devant cette espèce d’insuffisance centrale de l’âme qu’il faut bien apprendre à côtoyer, à combattre, et qui, paradoxalement, est peut-être notre moteur le plus sûr.        

                Nicolas Bouvier, L’usage du monde

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      I take photographs and I write. I go places, live there, walk, talk – and feel. « Documentary photographer » makes it serious, but at the end of the day, it’s a matter of making the picture with a sense of belonging. Some people call it humanism, I just call it presence. My photography is about mouvements, about beings, about meanings, about me. I am attracted by changes, conflicts, deserts, red, resilience and the snow. I believe in visual culture, my boots and the seasons. I commit myself to long term projects for I know everything is too short. I love complexity, not complications. I studied History and Anthropology (MA) and conducted a research in Philosophy (PhD). Books, wilderness, early mornings and a cup of tea. I am passionate, I am hungry, and if fire would catch in my place, I would save fire. I write captions, I write poetry, I study the cello. Light of course, contrasts for sure, contradictions always. Neither feminist or ecologist, but equilibrist and minimalist. There is something to be done in this world and I am doing my part.

     Nominated, finalists or winner of these grants and awards : SPES Foundation 2012, Renaissance Photography Prize 2012, Deeper Perspective at International Photographer of the Year 2012, Lucie Awards 2012, IPA 2012 Top Country Picks for Belgium, Terry O’Neill TAG Award 2012, Leica Oscar Barnack Awards 2013, American Photographic Artists 2013, top-rated entry at LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards 2014, top-rated entry at Magnum Photography Award 2016

     Exhibitions: Mall Gallery in London, European Parliament, Museum of Photography in Charleroi, Palais des Expositions in Montreal, National Institute of Art History in Paris, Ecole du Louvre, Espace MAGH, Peinture Fraîche bookshop and art gallery, Cultural Center of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium, Cultural Center of Namur, Embassy of France in Dushanbe, Leica Gallery in Lille, …

   They trust my skills : Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Théâtre de la Roseraie, Unité de Soins Palliatifs Saint-François, Fédération Wallonne des Soins Palliatifs, Fédération Bruxelloises des Soins Palliatifs et Continus, European Press Agency Osaka, NHK World, Festival International des Arts Forains  de Namur, Artemis Productions, Centre d’Action Interculturel de Namur, Espace MAGH, Ecopostale, Société de Croix Rouge du Luxembourg, Eurocontrol,  Photographes du Monde, People in Need Mongolia, People in Need Nepal, ASIA-NGO, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières, GERES, United Nations Offices in Mongolia, National Center Against Domestic Violence,  United Nations Population Fund, Terre des Hommes, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Leica France, …

      They publish my pictures and my texts: 6mois, Editions Le Bec en l’air, magnumphotos.com, Leica Camera France 

Contact me for any assignment, and consider it done.