ddk.#2 BRUSSELS - BOZAR - 23.06.2016

DDK #16 CULTUURCENTRUM KNOKKE-HEIST

Kadir van Lohuizen /NOOR for Fondation Carmignac

On the 4th of April 2019 De Donkere Kamer took place at Cultuurcentrum Knokke-Heist.

Headliner of the evening was NOOR-photographer Kadir van Lohuizen. He discussed ‘Arctic: New Frontier’, a project which explores the effects of climate change on the entire Arctic territory and for which they were awarded the Prix Carmignac du photojournalism. Second guest of the evening was Titus Simoens, who presented his book ’11:00 AM’. We also took a closer look at the expo ‘Masters of Wedding’. Furthermore moderators Frank Raes and Nicky Aerts talked with curator Tamara Berghmans and Emmanuelle d'Autreppe about ‘Photobook Belge’, the new exhibition in Fotomuseum Antwerpen - Fomu and sports photographers Kristof Ramon and Tino Pohlmann about their latest work. And, as usual, Stijn Meuris treated the audience to a spoken column based on a photograph.

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Kadir van Lohuizen:

Kadir van Lohuizen’s latest photo reportage “Arctic: New Frontier” is a groundbreaking expedition that investigates the effects of climate change on the entire Arctic territory. Through this project, the NOOR-photographer, together with Yuri Kozyrev, experienced the dramatic transformation of natural landscapes and the demographics in the Arctic, and the impact of these changes on the lives of the region’s inhabitants. This project is the 9th Prix Carmignac for Photojournalism, funded by the Carmignac Foundation.

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Yuri Kozyrev:

As a photojournalist for the past 25 years, Yuri Kozyrev (Russia) has witnessed many world-changing events, from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the Iraq war, where he was a contract photographer for TIME magazine. He has gained international recognition, as evidenced by the many prizes he won such as World Press Photo, ICP, Frontline Club, Visa for the Image and Pictures of the Year International.

For his latest project ‘Arctic: New Frontier’, together with Kadir van Lohuizen, he received the Prix Carmignac du photojournalisme. This photo reportage
is a groundbreaking expedition that investigates the effects of climate change on the entire Arctic territory.

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Titus Simoens:​

Graduated from KASK in Ghent, Belgium, Titus Simoens was selected by the FOMU Antwerp’s annual magazine .TIFF as one of the most talented Belgian photographers. The poetry in his photography is always based on exceptional encounters.


His latest work 11:00 am is about the weekly appointments between Simoens and a 81-year-old man who lives close to Simoens’ home. Their encounters became a ritual in which Simoens searched for a possible story. This search resulted in an honest and true representation of the thoughts of a photographer and the need to make a story.

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Photobook Belge:

Photobook Belge provides an overview of the evolution of the Belgian photobook from the mid-19th century to today. 
Curator Tamara Berghmans discusses the exhibition and why the photobook is such an effective means of expression for photographers. 

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Kristof Ramon:

The Spring Classics are taking place and procycling photographer Kristof Ramon is back at it, buzzing around on a motorbike or hiding in the bushes by the roadside to capture the beauty of the sport. His photos evoke emotion while simultaneously giving us context for what is happening in the shot. His ability to capture thevery essence of what it means to be a cyclist and athlete makes him a story-teller as much as a photographer. His photos tell both action and the in-between; the glamour and the grit.

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Tino Pohlmann:

An internationally known and awarded photographer specialized in Sports, Portrait, Lifestyle and Editorial photography.

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