Stephan Vanfleteren - Belgicum


Stephan Vanfleteren - Belgicum


Title: Belgicum

Photographer: Stephan Vanfleteren

Text: David Van Reybrouck

Design: Luc Derycke

Publisher: Hannibal Publishing

ISBN: 9789492081834

Year: 2016 (8th edition)

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 204 pp.

Size: 30 x 30 cm

Language: Dutch / French / English

Notes: For this anniversary edition by Hannibal Publishing some small changes have been made by the artist. Belgicum was published for the first time by Lannoo in 2007.

‘Belgicum’ is a photo project about Belgium. This is not an objective reflection of the country, but a subjective photographic documentary in black-and-white. A journey of discovery through a small country at the heart of Europe at the turn of the century. Stephan Vanfleteren wandered, got lost and searched through the ‘Belgicum’ territory for more than fifteen years, driven by emotion and love for his motherland. It was a trip through a country with scars, looking for an elusive identity but with the melancholic soul of an ancient nation.

About the artist:

Stephan Vanfleteren studied photography at Sint-Lukas Brussels (1988-1992). He worked as a freelance photographer for the newspaper De Morgen from 1993 to 2009, but continued to be involved in his own projects. He specialises in black-and-white portraits and extensive reports at home and abroad. He is currently mainly working for foreign newspapers and magazines. Stephan Vanfleteren is a co-founder of  Kannibaal/Hannibal Publishing and is the company’s Art Director. He has also been a guest lecturer at KASK (Royal Academy of Fine Arts) in Gent since 2010.

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