BSPF 2018 Guests
Carl de Keyzer - Magnum
- * Born in Belgium (Kortrijk) on 27/12/1958.
- Photography teacher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent / Belgium between 1982-1989.
- Co-founder and co-director of the photo-gallery “XYZ – Photography” (1982-1989).
- Free-lance photographer since 1982.
- Teacher at the Higher Institute of Arts in Antwerp -Belgium in 1995.
- Teacher at L’école des Arts Décoratifs in Paris -France 2002 Nominee of the MAGNUM photo agency in 1990.
- Member of the MAGNUM photo agency in 1994. Vice-president of MAGNUM in 2003 and 2004.
- Teacher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent / Belgium 2009-2015.
- Member of the Royal Academy for Arts and Sciences – Brussels 2012.
Nick Hannes (°1974, Antwerp) graduated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent in 1997. After 8 years of doing assignments as a photojournalist, he decided to fully concentrate on self-initiated documentary projects.
Hannes published 2 books: ‘Red Journey’ (Lannoo 2009) and ‘Mediterranean. ‘The Continuity of Man’ (Hannibal 2014). His third book ‘Garden of Delight’ – on the entertainment industry in Dubai – will be published in 2018. This series was awarded the Magnum Photography Award in 2017 and the Zeiss Photography Award in 2018.
Hannes regularly exhibits at international photography festivals, such as Lodz (Poland), Photomed (Beirut), FotoIstanbul, Organ Vida (Zagreb), Triennial of Photography Hamburg, among others.
Since 2008 he teaches documentary photography at KASK/The School of Arts in Ghent (B). He is represented by Agence Cosmos in Paris.
Chiquinquira Garcia - MAPS
After studying Graphic design in Spain and Brussels, Chiqui started her career as a freelance graphic designer, working for the agency “Geluck, Suykens & partners” in Brussels, where she became partner in 2000. In 2007, she started her own graphic design studio and in 2009, she founded Beltza scs, specializing in institutional communication on different supports, such as annual reports, posters, book covers, brochures, magazines, etc. Parallel to her graphic designer activity, Chiqui has always been sensitive to social issues. She has worked for socially engaged associations and NGOs, such as Caritas Europa, Solidar, CNCD, The European Microfinance Network, Credal and Handicap International. She believes strongly in the role that graphic design can play on the promotion of social awareness campaigns.
Cédric Gerbehaye - MAPS
While studying journalism, Cédric Gerbehaye choose photography as his particular form of writing. He first travelled to Israel and Palestine during the Second Intifada to document the sense of disappointment and revolt that followed the Oslo Accords. From 2007 to 2010 he investigated in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The photographic essay Congo in Limbo received several international recognitions: The Olivier Rebbot Award from the Overseas Press Club of America, Amnesty International Media Award and World Press Photo, among others.
He then started to work in South Sudan and charts the birth of the country, and its first setbacks. In 2013 he is invited in residency by the Festival Images Singulières in Sète. The same year he continues to explore new forms and produces the web documentary Broken Hopes, Oslo’s Legacy. With D’entre eux Gerbehaye turned, for Mons 2015, European Capital of Culture, to his homeland Belgium where he now develops his first long form film inside the prison of Forest.
His work has been featured in several exhibitions and received grants around the world: Magnum Foundation, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Scam, Journalism Fund. Four books have appeared to date: Congo in Limbo , Land of Cush, Sète#13 and D’entre eux. Images by Gerbehaye are to be found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi, MEP – Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris and at the FoMu – FotoMuseum in Antwerp.
Dominic Nahr - MAPS
Dominic Nahr was born in Appenzell, Switzerland in 1983 and grew up in Hong Kong.
In 2008 he graduated from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts in Toronto, Canada and moved to Nairobi, Kenya in 2009. Since graduating, Nahr has devoted himself to documenting conflicts, humanitarian crises and critical social issues.
Nahr’s clients include National Geographic Magazine, Der Spiegel, Schweizer Illustrierte and Médecins Sans Frontières amongst others and he became a contract photographer for Time Magazine in 2011 until 2015.
Nahr has received a World Press Photo Award, Pictures of the Year Awards, Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award, Swiss Press Photo Award and was twice nominated for the Prix Pictet. In 2015 he was named Swiss Photographer of the Year by the Swiss Photo Academy in Zurich.
Nahr’s photographs have been exhibited internationally in solo shows, at such places as The Swiss Foundation for Photography, Les Rencontres d’Arles, twice at Visa pour l’image in Perpignan, and NRWForum Kultur und Wirtschaft in Düsseldorf. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, Fotostiftung Schweiz, Ryerson Image Centre and various Private Collections.
Fabienne Pavia was a journalist in the press magazine before switching to publishing. In 2001, she created Le Bec en l’air, a publishing house based in Marseille, specialized in photography. The catalog, which has more than 180 titles, is enriched with various photographic writings that nevertheless find an editorial coherence: photography as a tool for questioning the world. Particularity of the house: a close link with the literature that often talks with photography. In 2015, Le Bec en l’air was awarded the Nadar Prize for “Algérie, clos comme on ferme un livre ?” of Bruno Boudjelal.
Barbara Stauss, born 1967 in Zurich, Switzerland, lives in Berlin since 1987. She studied Russian and worked as a photographer, before becoming a founding member and photo director of mare magazine in 1996. mare is a cultural magazine, focused exclusively on maritime subjects and dedicated to classic photo reportage. Since 2009, Stauss has also managed the annual book Fotos für Pressefreiheit (Photos for Press Freedom) for the German section of Reporter ohne Grenzen (Reporters without Borders) . She plans photo exhibitions and edits books and other publications for corporations. In all of this she is working exclusively with documentary photography. Stauss is also mentoring young photographers, e.g. for the Joop Swart Master Class of the “World Press Photo“ foundation. She is a regular jury member of international photography competitions. To harmonize these activities, she founded Studio Stauss in Berlin, a place for cooperation and a platform of experts in photo-editing.
Matt Stuart - MAPS
Born in 1974, Matt Stuart was raised in the leafy suburbs of Harrow, North West London. He admits to a less than distinguished school career, but was called upon aged 11 to play a trumpet solo in front of the Queen Mother. Her Majesty’s reaction is not recorded. A little later, in 1986, Matt discovered skateboarding after watching the film “Back to the Future”. Skating occupied his every waking moment until 1994, when he looked up from the half-pipe and noticed that girls had got a lot more interesting. He also indulged in a brief, ill-advised affair with Kung Fu. Matt’s father, keenly aware that his son would never be the next Bruce Lee, introduced him to photography, handing over books by Robert Frank & Henri Cartier-Bresson. Ever since then, photography has been Matt’s overriding passion, although he’s still quite interested in skateboards and girls. (But thankfully not Kung Fu).
Gaël Turine - MAPS
Gaël Turine is the author of several monographic works, including Aveuglément (Blindly), in the Photo Poche collection, a story on the cooperatives for the blind in West Africa. Several journeys in Afghanistan led to the publication, in 2004, of the book Being 20 in Kabul. A long-term collaboration with the child cancer specialist Eric Sariban led to the publication in 2009 of the book Aujourd’hui c’est demain (Today is tomorrow) with Delpire Editions. In 2005, he started to work on vaudou rituals in Africa, Haiti and the United States, achieving his photographic work in August 2010.
The book Voodoo came out in January 2011. Between 2012 and 2014, he focused on the India/Bangladesh border wall. The book Le mur et la peur (The wall and the fear) was published in September 2014 in the Photo Poche series at the occasion of the exhibition in Visa pour l’Image festival. Between 2013 and 2017, Gael Turine produced a personal work on the city of Port au Prince. This series was published in the book En bas la ville . Turine’s work is exhibited in galleries and museums, and during festivals. He is involved in group photographic projects with international photographers for collective books and exhibitions. Gaël Turine leads workshops programmes in various countries and teaches Photojournalism and Documentary photography at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Assignments and personal stories have been published in the main European, United States and Asian magazines.
Clément Huylenbroeck - The Photo Academy
Clément Huylenbroeck was born in 1988 on Belgian soil. In 2010, the School of Image Arts Le 75 proclaims him a photographer.
In 2010, he undertakes the Big Shit project, a tasteless documentary about the world of highways, in collaboration with Pierre Liebaert.
The project was presented at the Antwerp FOMU, at Amsterdam’s Brakke Grond, at the Nuits Photographiques de Paris and at the Arles festival.
In 2012, his sister wins the Miss Soignies Haute-Senne title. Out of this fortunate event arises the Communal Dream work, a sour vision of beauty pageants or at least of their worst replicates. The project which ended in 2015, has been exhibited at the European young photography festival Circulation(s), at the festival Photaumnales, and was published by Poetry Wanted editions.
In 2017, it undertakes two new projects: one on the commercial « zonings », the other on the Bardenas Reales region (Spain). The finalization and publication of these two documentaries are planned for the end of 2018.
Guille Ibanez - Observe
Born in Madrid but drawn to Manchester (UK) where he now lives, Guille Ibanez is a documentary and street photographer whose work focuses on culture, tradition and human interaction. Originally trained as a cinematographer, he still combines professional film and video work with his passion for photography. The tension between the moving and the still image goes to the heart of Guille’s work, and his pictures are often referred to as being like frames from a film.
Early in his career he realised that photography was about more than just capturing isolated moments and that the real power of the camera was as a means of exploring human behaviours and stories and as a tool to connect and interact with the world and the people around him.
Guille develops long term projects mostly in his home country of Spain, but he also works within the UK and Asia. Religion and human faith play a major part in his work which has been awarded at many festivals both nationally and internationally.
Kristina Koroleva is a photographer from Moscow, Russia. She studied psychology, later became a linguist, but then switched to photography. Kristina masters the language of light by attending workshops of such renowned photographers as Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Mark Power (both Magnum), and Artem Zhitenev.
Kristina is a winner in the “Travels” category at the PhotoEvolution Festival (Kostroma, 2013) and a finalist at the Street Photography Festivals of Moscow in 2015 and Miami in 2017. She was selected as a finalist at the Best of Russia contest in 2018, included in EASTREET 2 slideshow (Lublin, 2014), and featured in the World Street Photography 3 catalogue (the finest photos in international street photography, 2015-2016).
Kristina likes wandering the streets of her home city, looking around and taking pictures of things that reflect how she feels. She admits that with photographs, there is always room for the unexpected, but the unexpected happens to one who is able to notice it with an eagle eye.
Alex Liverani - InQuadra
Alex Liverani is a freelance photographer based in Faenza, Italy.
He studied photography at the D.O.O.R Akademie in Rome where he attended an international master on modern languages in documentary photography. During his educational path he had tutors such as Alex Webb and Max Pinckers (Magnum), Ricardo Cases and Federico Clavarino (Blank Paper – Madrid), Sergio Ramazzotti (Parallelo Zero) and Massimo Mastrorillo.
He won important international contests, such as the Miami Street Photography Festival in 2016, Urban DotArt in 2015, Leica Talent Italia in 2014 and Nikon Young Talent in 2013.
His work has been exhibited in many different cities and main photography festivals in Italy, Europe and United States.
He’s been working with Fujifilm Italia since 2016, developing and promoting new products before their launch on the market and organizing workshops about street photography.
Alex is also the creator of InQuadra collective.
Diego Luna Quintanilla - Brussels Newsroom
Diego is an architect and urban designer with an special interest in the politics of space. Diego is currently involved in a vast range of high profile and complex regional and urban projects in Brussels and Flanders as part of the team of BUUR (Bureau voor Urbanism). In parallel Diego collaborates with NGO’s and cultural organizations in Brussels, following citizen participation, transversal planning and urban cultural projects. Diego is editor of the Brussels Newsroom and founder of the Brussels Street Photography Festival.
Sedaile Mejias - Brussels Newsroom
Sedaile is a researcher, urbanist and architect specialized in Human Settlement and Strategic Urbanism. She has developed her practice as architect and urban designer working in projects of different scales and in close collaboration with NGO’s, Cultural Associations and Academic Institutions in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Middle East. She has a strong interest in the practice of landscape design as a medium for integration between different cultural communities. Sedaile is editor of the Brussels Newsroom and founder of the Brussels Street Photography Festival.
Portonovo, Spain 1974
Graduated in Psychology, she began to take interest in photography during her travels.
In 2014 María obtained a photography scholarship in MISTOS Alicante, began to show her work in the network, having great media exposure in both national press (El País, El Mundo, ABC …) and international press (The Guardian, CNN, Le monde, Dailymail …) publishing her images in their online covers and in print.
María participates in different festivals and exhibitions in Spain, France, Germany and US.
A highlight was the latest exhibitions “A Certain Panorama – Recent Author Photography in Spain” PHOTOESPAÑA and FESTIVAL CIRCULATION(S) European Young Photography Festival in Paris.
An English graphic designer and photographer based in Brussels. I’m interested in community whether global or local and taking pictures is my way of understanding where the connections lie. Winning two first prizes in last years BSPF was a wonderful experience and as given me the confidence to further my practice and share my passion with like minded photographers.