Stephan Vanfleteren: Dagboek van een fotograaf – Coronawandelingen
On March 13, 2020, the exact moment the world came to a standstill, Stephan Vanfleteren started walking. He walked on a fall night, often on the road for hours. He saw it spring. “Everything as always. And yet you look better now. You can see that the winter storms have changed the beach. That flood will flow back to the sea. You fantasize magnified viruses in the crowns of the cracked trees.’ Gradually he gets tired of the 15 kilometers around his house and extends his range. Along the way, he photographs, but he also keeps a diary.
He records what he sees, feels and reflects. After two and a half months there is the realization that the silence is gone. Stephan Vanfleteren ends his diary a few weeks later, when summer arrives. Dagboek van een fotograaf captures in a delicate, personal and near way the most profound months in our contemporary history.
Stephan Vanfleteren is an acclaimed photographer. His work has been awarded many awards, including by World Press Photo. In 2012 he received the National Portrait Prize for a photograph of Rem Koolhaas. In addition to numerous exhibitions, several publications of his own appeared; Belgicum is considered one of the most important books in the Belgian history of photography. Present, which opened in October 2019 at the Fotomuseum Antwerp, is Vanfleteren’s first major retrospective.
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