Laure GeertsBorn in 1978 in Oupeye, Belgium, Laure studied Business and Management in Brussels. She had been working since many years in marketing when she discovered photography at the Contraste workshops. She quickly realized that the camera allowed her to approach communities and people that she would never have dared to approach otherwise. Deciding to become a full-time photographer, she bases her work on humanity, whilst focusing her tender and pure view on documenting its issues.
"Photography is for me a pretext to meet, a way to look at some closed worlds and to understand them, to reveal their complex fragility."
"Single Photographer seeking model for temporary exhibition or permanent collection... "
Belgium - 2011-2013
Is it possible to imagine a prison with a human face? These photographs try to tell Belgian penitentiary life as close as possible to reality, through the faces of the inmates, of the jail-keepers and of the social workers.
Belgium - 2011-2013
Is prison a place from where people come out even more dangerous than before entering it? How to reconcile the punitive role of a prison sentence with the educational value of the sentence? Is it possible to imagine a prison with a human face? These photographs try to tell Belgian penitentiary life as close as possible to reality, through the faces of the inmates, of the jail-keepers and of the social workers.
Immersion in a bikers club from Liège.
Portraits of ladyboys, transgenders in a city full of paradoxes and ambivalences.
For over more than a century, this folkloric feast sees two teams face each other, the Blues and the Reds. This celebration reflects the festive and demonstrative spirit of the people of Liège. For them, folklore is an opportunity to gather family and friends in a big collective moment of joy.
Travel around the last beach in France having a form of temporary, free and self-managed occupation on a sea bordering natural territory.