Things fall apart

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2006 - Sander Buyck

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2006 – Sander Buyck

Although he travels the world to take pictures, in his images there is no sign of stereotypical portrayal. There is poetry, personality, and just the hint of a story. He’s an excellent observer.

Jenin, OPT, 2011 - Sander Buyck

Jenin, OPT, 2011 – Sander Buyck

Sander Buyck was born in Ghent (b 1984), Belgium were he studied photography. I was recently introduced to his work because he won the 2-yearly provincial price for visual arts (Oost-Vlaanderen-Belgium). The resulting exhibition showcasing his work was such a nice discovery. All pictures shown here are from the accompanying catalogue.

Havana, Cuba, 2009 - Sander Buyck

Havana, Cuba, 2009 – Sander Buyck

Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2010 - Sander Buyck

Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2010 – Sander Buyck

Paris, France, 2008 - Sander Buyck

Paris, France, 2008 – Sander Buyck

“Rendez-vous au paradis” is a series on Palestinian martyrs photographed the way he encountered them on posters in the streets of Palestina. The project tells their individual stories as recounted by family members in a video that can be watched on iPads in the exhibition and now also on the project website.

Martyr #2 / Rendez-vous au paradis, West Bank, OPT, 2011 - Sander Buyck

Martyr #2 / Rendez-vous au paradis, West Bank, OPT, 2011 – Sander Buyck

“Things fall apart” is the title of an artist book he produced in 2009. For me it sums up beautifully the atmosphere in his images.

 

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2 thoughts on “Things fall apart

  1. Really nice and interesting pictures! Thanks again Cal for dropping a new-to-me name who is worthwhile following. Keep up the good work!

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