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Belgian, b. 1948
Carnival Hits the Cobblestones in Binche
Feb 18, 2015
Carnival has hit the cobblestones of the ‘Région du Centre’, a string of small cities like La Louvière, Morlanwelz, Haine-Saint Pierre, located in a former industrial area between Mons and Namur in Belgium. Several of those cities boast the presence of ‘Gilles’ during the Mardi Gras celebrations but the one and only genuine ‘Gille’ is the one from the city of Binche. Nowhere else is the ‘Gille’ more...
‘Hearths of Resistance’, the Cambodian Year of 2014 in review.
Jan 24, 2015
The July 2013 legislative elections in Cambodia, which saw a major shift of votes in favour of the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), were followed by a political deadlock, the CNRP refusing to take its seats at the National Assembly unless significant reforms for the next elections were agreed upon by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). All through the second half of 2013, the...
'Je Suis Charlie' in Phnom Penh
Jan 8, 2015
Following the targeting of the satirical weekly 'Charlie Hebdo' by three armed men and the assassination of 12 people in Paris, the French community of Phnom Penh, joined by many others, gathered (where else?) at the bar of the 'Institut Français' to pay respect to freedom of speech.
Tsunami, 10 years ago...
Dec 26, 2014
Contains graphic content.
On Dec. 26th 2004 a magnitude 9 earthquake off the Sumatra coast triggered a tsunami wave which thoroughly destroyed the coastline of many countries bordering the Indian Ocean. Indonesia’s Sumatra, and in particular its politically troubled Aceh province, was hit hardest of all with an estimated 160,000 dead, 1 out of 9 people homeless and a completely disrupted coastline...
'Hearths of Resistance' at Brugge Foto 14
Dec 22, 2014
Here is part of my contribution about ‘Hearths of Resistance’ in the ‘Asia Express’ section of 'Brugge Foto 14'.
‘Hearths of Resistance’ is an ongoing project about the erosion of human and democratic rights in Cambodia.
Brugge Foto 14: more than 50 photographers exhibit in 9 different locations in Brugge (yes, Belgium). From December 19th until January 4th.