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Laure Geerts

Born 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...

Belgium 2013

"Single Photographer seeking model for temporary exhibition or permanent collection... "

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Prison video

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.

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Prison

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.

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Kurgans

Belgium 2010-2013

Immersion in a bikers club from Liège.

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Turkish ladies

Istanbul 2009-2010

Portraits of ladyboys, transgenders in a city full of paradoxes and ambivalences.

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Out of Wallonia

Belgium 2008-2012

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.

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Piémanson

France 2008-2009

Travel around the last beach in France having a form of temporary, free and self-managed occupation on a sea bordering natural territory.

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