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"Photography guides me into the routes where I can stay amazed"

- Bieke Depoorter

b. 1986

Belgian

Based in Ghent, Belgium

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Bieke Depoorter 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 travelled 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 by Lannoo in 2011.

A similar long-term project in the United States led to her second book I am about to call it a day, co-published in 2014 by Edition Patrick Frey and Hannibal. Currently, Bieke undertakes various works, such as In Between, where she is photographing in the intimacy of Egyptian Families.

She joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in July 2012, became an associate Member in 2014, and was made a full member in 2016.

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Selected works

Arts & Culture

Bieke Depoorter’s Journey Across Russia

Bieke Depoorter

Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter captures intimate images of strangers' homes as she travels alone across Russia for her project 'Ou Menya'

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A Visit to Spitsbergen

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In Rebuke of Forgetfulness

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Conditions of the Heart: on Empathy and Connection in Photography

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Anthropocene

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Magnum Workshop in Brussels

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