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Belgian Demonstrations

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Been scanning old stuff: must be summer time in Brussels… There were a lot of short stories I did on political issues in the 80’s, ranging from demonstrations against racism, the deployment of nuclear warheads on Belgian military bases or by Flemish nationalists, a terrorist attack on the synagogue, the visit of J.M. Le Pen […]


Sunday, May 10th, 2015

It is Mom’s Day. They bore us. They carried us. All of us… Here is to you Moms…

World Water Day: There Is Less Of It Than You Think…

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Today is ‘World water Day’. There isn’t that much of water on this planet. It is precious. Time to revisit my story ‘Waters of Sahel’, probably my first ‘real’ story, shot between 1985 and 1987, but still relevant. Follows is a short sample of 16. You can see the whole story HERE.

International (Grassroots Activist) Women’s Day

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

March 8th is International Women’s Day… Here is to the Cambodian grassroots activist women, those who are rattling at the locks of power…

Exposing the Hidden Ones From Bygone Times…

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

One month in Brussels reveals never edited and never scanned photographs. Here is a set of 20 better ones. And in light of the recent World Press controversy, I herewith certify I am old fashioned when it comes to setting up or staging photographs: I didn’t do it and I still don’t…

Carnival Is Not Only In Rio

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

In the ongoing quest of finding out if Belgium is still around or still makes sense, this month of February I will focus on a series of carnivals in and around Binche. Here is a sample of carnival photographs in Belgium during bygone years.

They Haven’t Forgotten…

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

In the early morning of Jan. 24th 2009, truckloads of riot police protecting swarms of workers surrounded the remaining villagers of Dey Krahom and started tearing down their house, putting an end to a month-long struggle by the inhabitants to stay on what was supposed to be a social land concession. A commemoration event was […]

Borei Keila, 3 Years Ago…

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

On the 3rd of January 2012, after a vain resistance by the inhabitants of Borei Keila, police forces moved into the settlement and heavy machinery started destroying the houses and shacks. Most people were forcibly relocated to a bare plot of land, 45 kilometers out of town. It was the climactic episode of a land […]