Bieke Depoorter Online Course – Free Trial

Sample our online course led by Bieke Depoorter

Bieke Depoorter: Chance Encounters features 17 lessons, spanning more than three and a half hours of material. In this course, Depoorter covers a wide variety of topics; including her early development as an artist, her sources of inspiration, and deep-dives into her key projects. The photographer offers insights into how she builds trust with people in short spaces of time, allowing her to take intimate portraits of near-strangers, the benefits and complexities of collaborative relationships, and much more.

This trial offers a sample of the course that includes insights into how Depoorter establishes relationships with her subjects are key to her approach to her work, reflections on key projects and advice on how to approach exhibitions and residencies.


Some materials and scenes within this course contain adult content.
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What you'll learn in this trial

Finding photographic projects

Learn about how Depoorter approaches her developing long-term projects, embracing accidental encounters and the “side paths” that lead to projects

Build trust and relationships

Discover how the Magnum photographer builds trust with her subjects, allowing her to create intimate and atmospheric portraits of near-strangers

Presenting your work

Gain an in-depth insight of Depoorter's projects and gain advice on presenting your work in exhibitions

About your tutor

Bieke Depoorter (b. 1986) received a master’s degree in photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent in 2009. Three years later, at 25 years old, she was selected as a nominee of the photo cooperative Magnum Photos, where she was named a full member in 2016.

Depoorter has won several awards and honors, including the Magnum Expression Award, The Larry Sultan award and the Prix Levallois. She has published four books: Ou Menya, I am About to Call it a Day, As it May Be, and Sète#15. She worked together with Aperture, Editions Xavier Barral, Edition Patrick Frey, Lannoo, Hannibal and Le bec en l’air to publish these books.

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The full course offers

17 Lessons

Depoorter shares her artistic journey—from her very first photographs to her latest projects—revealing the lessons learned along the way.

3+ Hours

In-depth lessons totaling more than 3.5 hours of content, covering a range of topics, from how to photograph people to exhibiting your work.

24/7 Access

No deadlines or time limits. Enjoy the content at your own pace, available online 24/7.

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