Charleroi – Gooik

I made these photographs on assignment for Stern last summer, for an article about the so-called Belgian ‘troubles’ between French speaking and Dutch speaking communities.
Workers houses in Marchienne-au-Pont, a former industrial suburbs of Charleroi.
The flemish village of Gooik near Brussels. Clean but boring.
Social housing in Dampremy, an impoverished former industrial suburbs of Carleroi
Flemish family in Gooik
Turkish boys in the impoverished former industrial suburbs Dampremy

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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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