ddk.#2 BRUSSELS - BOZAR - 23.06.2016


© Anton Corbijn

The twelfth edition of De Donkere Kamer took place on May 3rd 2018 in Toneelhuis, Antwerp.


Fien Sabbe and Nicky Aerts moderated the event. The headliner of the evening was Anton Corbijn. He presented 1-2-3-4 as part of AntwerpPhoto, a new photography festival.  He was joined by Nick Hannes who discussed his new series about Dubai. Furthermore Ilvy Njiokiktjien spoke about South Africa and VII agency. In addition John Vink showcased his series about civil resistance. Eric Rinckhout discussed the new book by Joel Meyerowitz. And, as usual, Stijn Meuris treated the audience to a spoken column based on a photograph. 


The pitchers were Eva Faché, Marica Kolcheva and Carina Hesper & Annette Behrens. The overal winner of the evening was Eva Faché.


Anton Corbijn:

Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn has had a major influence on international music and portrait photography. The creative, off-beat way he has photographed performing artists since the 1970s has become his personal trademark. In the exhibition and the book 1-2-3-4 he looks back at his work in the music industry.




John Vink:

During 2017, Belgian MAPS photographer John Vink set out to capture the Belgian’s mentality on democratic rights and what they could do about them. His project focussed on the “Civil Society Resistance.” Vink will be present at the 12th De Donkere Kamer in Antwerp at the Toneelhuis to discuss his elaborate project.

Nick Hannes:

Belgian photographer Nick Hannes is currently working on the project ‘Garden of Delight’, about consumerism, recreation and artificial urban development in Dubai. Through his camera, he focuses on the bizarre peculiarities of this unique city. The series was awarded the Magnum photography Award in 2017, the Zeiss Photography Award in 2018 and shortlisted for the Nannen Preis 2018. 

Ilvy Njiokiktjien:

Dutch photographer Ilvy Njiokiktjien is documentary photographer and a jack of all trades in terms of multimedia journalism. Her photographs draw attention to current affairs and contemporary social issues. The work has taken her everywhere, with her latest focus being South Africa.