The photography blog 'Verve Photo' published one of the pictures from my Mediterranean project The Continuity of Man.
From the blog:
“A Senegalese migrant is selling sun hats to two Italian twin sisters on the fancy beach of Pampelonne in Saint-Tropez, southern-France. Travelling the Mediterranean coasts I encountered these African street hawkers all over. They go where the tourists go. When it rains, they sell umbrellas and plastic ponchos, when it’s hot, they carry sunglasses and hats along. Its a matter of survival to them. This photograph is part of my series The Continuity of Man, a visual portrait of the Mediterranean region. From early 2010 untill now I have been travelling the Mediteranean coast in twenty countries in Europe, the Middle East and North-Africa. I focused on various contemporary issues such as migration, mass tourism, urbanization and its impact on the natural landscape. I found out that these topics are often linked to each other, as this picture proves.”
Overview of current and upcoming exhibitions and events in which I participate:
November 15 - December 15, 2014: 'The Continuity of Man', preview at Cosmos Galerie in Paris, on the occasion of the 17th edition of Mois de la Photo. Opening: November 15 2014, at 4PM.
November 2014: Launching of 'The Continuity of Man. A portrait of the Mediterranean region'. At FotoMuseum Antwerp (B)
May 3-18, 2014: 'Red Journey' at the 18ième Biennale Internationale de l'Image in Nancy, France.
April 11 - June 2, 2013: Kaunas Photo Festival, M.Zilinskas Art Gallery of the National M.K.Ciurlionis Art museum, Kaunas, Lithuania. On display: 'Traditions in Flanders' (selection)
February 8 - April 24, 2011: Group show 'Finisterre. Jonge fotografie in België' at FotoMuseum Antwerpen. Curated by Inge Henneman, Rein Deslé and Luc Derycke.
May 30 - June 18, 2011: Exhibition 'Red Journey' at Flanders Center in Osaka, Japan.
June 1 - September 4, 2011: Group show 'In de marge. Belgian Documentary Photography', at Museum Dr. Guislain Ghent. Curated by Kaat De Jonghe
June 29 - September 25, 2011: Group show 'Beyond the Document' at Bozar Brussels. Curated by Xavier Canonne (Musée de la Photographie de Charleroi); Pool Andries (FotoMuseum Antwerpen); Frank Vanhaecke (BOZAR EXPO)
August 29, 2011: Screening of 'Traditions in Flanders' at Campo Santo, Visa Pour l'Image - Festival du Photojournalisme, Perpignan (FRA)
Gaza under siege. Thinking of the people I met there just a month ago.Gaza city
Bayt Lahya, northern Gaza Strip
Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Gaza city
Wedding party, Gaza city
France 24 used two of my Mediterranean beach photographs for a series of advertisements. These pictures are made in Tanger, Morocco (2011) and in Annaba, Algeria (2013).
I won the Landscape Prize of the Head On photo festival in Australia. The winning image 'Cairo, Egypt' shows blank advertisement billboards along the highway in 6th of October City, a satellite city of Cairo. It's part of my new series 'The Continuity of Man'.
I'm in Malta, photographing Easter processions, migrant centres and beach life, for my new book 'The Continuity of Man'. Some first pictures:Hal Far Open Centre for Migrants
Good Friday procession in Zebbug
Beach in Sliema