Bombed by Laëtitia Donval

The photographs that Laëtitia Donval proposes in this thin but memorable photobook represent urban landscapes, portraits and daily life scenes in a number of ports along the coastline of northern Europe. Most images are bathing in a cold and cheerless atmosphere. The locals she has protrayed seem to share a …

Chroniques immigrées by Christian Carez and Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt

The Belgians are preparing for local elections. The main theme is not a surpising one. Like in many other countries, nationalists are dominating the debates. They are asking for a political mandate for a tougher policy on foreigners and on the multicultural realities in the country’s larger cities. They are …

Fearless Atayal by Lin Yu Chih

When city-dwellers from Taipei (in Taiwan) want to take a breath from their hectic lifes in the megalopolis, they can take their cars and drive some thirty kilometres southwards. Following winding roads, up into the mountains, they will reach the pristine wilds of Wulai. This township is offering access to …

Halfway Home by Kurt Deruyter

Halfway Home is a photobook about the so-called “transit” or “arrival neighbourhoods” for migrants in Brussels, more specifically about the neighbourhoods around the canal (Kuregem and lower Molenbeek). The canal zone was the industrial heart of the Belgian capital until, in the course of the last century, its factories and …

Empire by Marie Sordat

“This has nothing to do with beauty, beauty is of no importance. This has to do with magic.” The opening words of Marie Sordat’s book Empire (2015) sound like a warning and they are a little bit unsettling too. They leave us in uncertainty about what is going to happen. …