Curfew in Antwerp

To stop the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic a general curfew was issued for the entire province of Antwerp. Between 11.30PM and 6AM it was forbidden to go outside. Bars had to close at 11PM. The curfew was suspended at the end of August.

During the first week of the curfew I wandered through the desolate streets of Antwerp and made a series about this weird period.

A man is waiting for the elevator to take him to the pedestrian tunnel under the river Schelde in central Antwerp.
A couple sits on a balcony in the Korte Koepoortstraat in central Antwerp on the first night of the curfew.
Historical houses at the Grote Markt in central Antwerp on the first night of the curfew.
Closed brothels at Villa Tinto in the red light district on the first night of the curfew.
Dageraadplaats, Zurenborg
Ring road, Borgerhout
Kiel, Hoboken
Jan Van Rijswijcklaan
Pedestrian tunnel under the river Schelde

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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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