From November 22, 2019 to February 16, 2020, the NRW Forum in Düsseldorf presents the Magnum photographer’s most comprehensive solo show in Germany to date.
Bieke Depoorter’s work is borne from the connection she establishes with her subjects, and her position as a photographer within these relationships. With this comprehensive showcase, comprised of five series created in the years from 2015 to 2019, the NRW Forum celebrates an exciting artist at a pivotal point in her career.
In the five showcased series – some of which are still ongoing – the Belgium Magnum photographer (b. 1986) addresses contemporary social issues, whilst examining both her role as a photographer and the limitations of her medium. The starting point of her explorations are (often arbitrary) encounters with people who she subsequently accompanies for prolonged periods of time – sometimes years. In the course of her projects, she poses questions as to whether it is possible to truly capture a person through the medium of photography – and illustrates how such a venture can become a genuinely collaborative effort.
Her travels have taken Depoorter to many different parts of the world, including Egypt, France, Norway, the USA and Lebanon.
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