Stephan Vanfleteren

Portrait 1989 / 2009.

-the Circus Mahy in Gent-




















His radical black-and-white documentary work covers the disappearance of small, anarchic worlds and the phenomena of everyday life in his homeland Belgium as well as events from world’s conflict zones to every day life around the world. He also interested in portraying artists, actors, writers, directors, musicians and all other people that express themselves by their profession. He has names on the wall like Eddy Wally, Eddy Merckx, Arno, Jan Decleir, Jan Hoet…
Vanfleteren won several national and international photo awards and his work has been shown in numerous exhibitions across Europe.
He published several books like Flandrien (Merz/Luc Derycke), Tales of a Globalizing world (Thames&Hudson), Elvis&Presley (Kruse Verlag), Buren/Neighbours (De Verbeelding).
Vanfleteren works as a freelance photographer for the weekend supplement Zeno in the newspaper De Morgen. He also works for international magazines and invests a lot of time in personal projects.
20 years of portraits thats what this Belgian photographer his latest exhibition is about. A series of his nicest black and white portraits are enlarged in supersize and being put up in a wonderfull location, called Circus Mahy. This location used to be one of the main places for spectacle between the years 1895 and 1944. In 47 the circus palace turned into a garage until 78. The building has been empty ever since and found it’s new glory as the location for this exhibition. You can find some of his work on his website www.stephanvanfleteren.comJelle Keppens.

Jelle Keppens est photographe et Belge, il participe notamment au magazine Wood.
Les photographies sont d’Eric Antoine.


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2 Commentaires

  1. Maxime
    Publié le 7 novembre 2009 à 11:55 | Permalien

    J’y vais cette après midi.

  2. Publié le 7 novembre 2009 à 11:44 | Permalien

    Cette expo a l’air vraiment excellente, le lieu et les photos sont superbes!