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Bio :

Nick Hannes (Belgium, °1974) graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (B) in 1997. After working as a photojournalist for eight years, he decided to fully concentrate on long term documentary projects, resulting in books and exhibitions. In 2009 he published his first book, ‘Red Journey’, a documentary about transition in the former Soviet Union. His next book, ‘Tradities’ (2011), takes a closer look at traditions and party culture in Flanders. The third book, ‘Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man’, was published by Hannibal Publishers in 2014 and launched at the Museum of Photography in Antwerp. Hannes’ last book, ‘Garden of Delight’, about consumerism and leisure in Dubai, will be launched at Paris Photo 2019. This series was awarded the Magnum Photography Award 2017 and the Zeiss Photography Award 2018.

Hannes exhibited at the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Bozar Centre for Fine Arts (Brussels), Museum Dr. Guislain (Ghent, BE), Flanders Center (Osaka), Breda Photo International Festival (Breda, NL), Visa pour l’Image (Perpignan), Kaunas Photo (Lithuania), Biennale Internationale de l’Image (Nancy, France), C-Mine (Genk, Belgium), Photo de Mer (Vannes, France), PhotoMed (Sanary-sur-Mer, France; Beirut, Lebanon), Fotofestiwal (Lodz, Poland), Athens Photo Festival, Head On (Sydney, Australia), FotoIstanbul, Centro Andaluz de la Fotografia (Almeria, Spain), CajaGranada, Fundacion Tres Culturas del Mediterraneo (Sevilla, Spain), Organ Vida (Zagreb, Croatia), Städtische Galerie Iserlohn (Germany), Photolux Festival (Lucca, Italy), Medphoto Festival (Rethymno, Greece) amongst others.

He is represented by Panos Pictures (London) Black Eye Gallery (Sydney) and Singulart.

Hannes teaches photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) a.k.a. The School of Arts in Ghent (B) since 2008.

More info: www.nickhannes.be