LANGUAGES

Concerning languages, rest assured. My mother tongue is Dutch and I'm fluent in English. Next to that I talk French and can do some chit-chat in Spanish and order a coffee in Russian.

Supplying international destination weddings and photo shoots outside Belgium. 


BIOGRAFIE (NL)

Professioneel geschoold fotograaf en al 10 jaar full-time freelance fotograaf. De focus ligt op documentaire, reportage en portret. Naast persoonlijke kunstprojecten en documentaires over tal van onderwerpen fotografeer ik vnl. huwelijken, evenementen, pers en hoge resolutie bedrijfsreportages. 

Mijn werk wordt gepubliceerd in kunstmagazines, professionale fotografie uitgaves en werden oa. in 2009 genomineerd voor de prestigieuze Sony World Photography Awards Londen in de categorie professioneel portret. Eind september 2012 werd een fotoreeks genomineerd voor de International Photography Awards 'Emergentes DST' in Portugal. In 2013 verschijnt het oa. in 'NEW Photography Talent - GUP Amsterdam', het Australische 'Ballarat Photo Biennale / Beta Magazine' en in het Zuid-Amerikaanse 'Arte Al Limite' uit Chili.

BIOGRAPHY (ENG)

Starting out 10 years ago as a documentary and portrait photographer I travelled extensively to work in different fields of the medium. My passion always has been telling stories with the camera, so my style tends to direct towards story-telling in a spontaneous way. Next to personal artwork on the human condition I focus on commissioned work and humanitarian issues. The essay ‘Portraits in your room – Retratos en tu cuarto’ was selected for the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2009 by jury members Mary Ellen Mark and Sarah Moon. I also got nominated for the International Black & White Spider Awards in 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The essay 'Vodun, trying to grasp the ungraspable' was selected finalist for the International Photography Award and festival 'Emerging DST 2012' in Braga, Portugal. 

AWARDS

2014 Publication in art magazine 'Arte al Limite' - Santiago, Chile
2013 Shortlisted for the Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award and exhibited at the Tbilisi Photo Festival in Georgia
2013 Publication in NEW Dutch Photography Talent book featuring the best emerging photographers on an anual basis. An initiative of GUP Magazine.
2012 Nominated finalist (final round) of the International Photography Awards 'Emergentes DST' in Braga - Portugal + exposition at Theatro Circo and gallery 'Encontros da Imagem' through portfolio reviews with Laura Serani (Curator Biennale Bamako), Marta Daho (Independant curator), Erik Vroons (chief editor GUP Magazine), Anna Zakria (Saltimages.ru), Monica Santos & Sandra Maunac (Masasam.com) and Krzysztof Candrowicz (Lodz Art Center & Photofestival)
2012 Publication of the multimedia teaser of 'Vodun, trying to grasp the ungraspable' on FEATURESHOOT.COM
2012 Publication online of the 'Vodun' series on La Lettre de la Photographie and GUP Magazine portfolio section
2012 Personal interview by LEICA on http://blog.leica-camera.com/tags/frederic-vanwalleghem
2012 Publication portrait 'Retrato' from the essay 'Retratos en tu cuarto' in SHOTS Magazine issue 'Portraits'
2012 Nomination 'International Black & White Spider Awards', category Professional Portraiture - London
2011 Nomination 'International Black & White Spider Awards', category Professional Portraiture - London
2010 Exhibition Dexia Art 2010 - Brussels with portrait 'Retrato'
2010 Two nominations 'International Black & White Spider Awards', categories People and Silhouette - London
2009 Top 10 Sony World Photography Awards 2009, category Professional Portraiture / Selected by Mary Ellen Mark and Sarah Moon
2008 Finalist Concours PHOTO.FR
2007 Exhibition tour 'Tibet' in 15 cultural venues - Belgium
2007 Laureat 'Photoview 2007' 'Centrum voor Beeldexpressie' - Brussels
2006 Nominated for the 'International Black and White Spider Awards 2006 - London' in the category Abstract