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ddk.#2 BRUSSELS - BOZAR - 23.06.2016

DDKste #27 Concertgebouw Brugge

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©Alexia Leysen

If photography can be a mirror for the times we live in, then this edition of ‘De Donkere Kamer’ on December 21 in Concertgebouw Brugge comes just in time. It is exactly on the day when winter begins that photography takes center stage. A celebration of light, therefore, on the winter solstice.
That will be ‘De Donkerste Kamer’.

We welcome Kadir van Lohuizen, photographer from just across the border. He is coming to talk about his latest project, 'Food for thought'. But Van Lohuizen is not alone. Jacques Sonck presents his latest book and Stig De Block comes to talk about his project 'Back to back'. Furthermore, Eva Vermandel will take us through her most recent work. Last but not least, there is Stijn Meuris and his spoken column, 'Beeldspraak'.


Kadir van Lohuizen

Photographer and filmmaker Kadir van Lohuizen (59) captured the entire Dutch food chain: from the high-tech modified seed to Edam brand cheese for export. As a photojournalist, he has worked for national and international media for decades. His photo series on waste in global cities won him a World Press Photo Award in 2018. He also won De Zilveren Camera in 1994, 1997 and 2001. During De Donkere Kamer in Bruges, van Lohuizen will present 'food for thought’.

Jacques Sonck


Jacques Sonck creates traditional analog black-and-white portraits with an eye for the extraordinary. His oeuvre is a celebration of human diversity. Sonck is drawn to people who stand out from the crowd, either by an unusual appearance or by their extroverted stance. Although his work is often compared to that of Diane Arbus, who photographed people on the margins of society, Sonck is more interested in the physical appearance than in the social position of his subjects.

Stig De Block


Stig De Block is a cross-genre photographer and director known for his straightforward process and bold colours. His story-driven approach is a constant interaction between everyday reality and his own layers of imagination with a strong interest in subcultures. In 2018, he started the series "Back To Back: From Backyard to Boulevard" and will present it during De Donkerste Kamer in Bruges. His work has been featured in magazines such as: i-D Magazine, Clash Magazine, Brick Magazine M, Le Monde, Office magazine and many others.

Eva Vermandel

Eva Vermandel moved to London in 1996 to live and work. Known for her tranquil and timeless portraits that often refer to painting (the Flemish Primitives, Ingres, Bronzino), her photographs have appeared in a large number of magazines such as The Wire, Telegraph Magazine, Independent Magazine, Mojo, The New York Times Magazine,... but she is also developing an autonomous oeuvre in addition. 

How to get there


't Zand 34

8000 Brugge

By foot/bike

Bicycle Parking Centrum-Zand (level -1 via the Parking Centrum-Zand pavilion alongside Noordzandstraat). Request your personal access pass for this here.

Public transportation

Train timetable:

The Concertgebouw is just 10 minutes walk from the Bruges station. Simply cross the station square and the main road and turn left onto the path through Albert Park.

A bus leaves the station for the city centre every 5 minutes. There is a bus stop right next to the Concertgebouw. You can take the evening bus from the Concertgebouw to the residential districts around Bruges until 23.10 and in some cases later. These late buses cost the same as the ordinary bus. Bus timetable: / +32 70 22 02 00

By car

The Concertgebouw is located 4 kilometres from the motorway.

On the E40 (Brussels-Ostend) or the E403 (Lille-Kortrijk-Bruges)

  • Take exit 8 for Bruges and follow the N31.

  • Take the ‘Brugge Centrum – Waggelwater – AZ Sint-Jan’ turnoff. This will lead you into the Bevrijdingslaan. Continue along this road.

  • Pass the third set of traffic lights. About 200 metres after these traffic lights, you will find the entrance to the underground car park ‘Centrum-Zand’.

The car park Interparking

  • ‘Centrum-Zand’ is located directly beneath the Concertgebouw. Motorists who enter the car park after 18.00 and leave it before 05.00 are charged a special evening rate of maximum € 3 (subject to change by Interparking).

  • ‘Centrum- Station’ (10 minutes walk from the Concertgebouw). Rates there are a maximum of € 1.10 an hour and € 5.50 a day (subject to change by Interparking). Your parking ticket entitles you to free bus transport to and from the centre (stop right next to the Concertgebouw).

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