This week Knack publishes my story on poverty and the lack of social housing in Brussels. Alle pictures are made in the same house in the popular quarter Marollen. Inhabitants pay at least 400 euro each month for a dirty appartment, with no decent electricity, heating or bathroom. Pure misery, hidden behind a nice looking facade.


This story is part of the upcoming exhibition “Facing Brussels”, a collective documentary of 11 photographers, showing each their view upon the Brussels population. Later on more about this.

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Nick Hannes (°1974) is a photographer based in Antwerp, Belgium. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts KASK in Ghent, he worked for various media in Belgium and The Netherlands. Meanwhile he reported on social and political issues in the Balkans and the Middle East. In 2009 his first book ‘Red Journey’, a documentary about transition in the 15 former Soviet republics, was published by Lannoo. 'Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man', a documentary portrait of the Mediterranean region, follows in 2014. His latest book is 'Garden of Delight', a series that won the Magnum Photography Award 2017 and the Zeiss Photography Award 2018. Since 2008 Nick teaches documentary photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK/School of Arts) in Ghent. He is represented by Panos Pictures (London).
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