Bieke Depoorter (25) received her master’s degree in photography from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent in 2009. She works mostly on autonomous projects. In 2009, she traveled through Russia, photographing people in whose homes she had spent a single night for her series Ou Menya, which won several prizes, including the Magnum Expression Award, and led to a book, published in 2011. Currently Bieke is working on ‘I am about to call it a day’, a similar long-term project in the United States. Originally a member of the Paris-based photo agency/collective Tendance Floue, in July 2012 Bieke joined Magnum Photos as a nominee.