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Carl De Keyzer

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Nationality  Belgian
Name  Carl Keyzer
Role  Photographer

Born  27 December 1958 (age 56) Kortrijk, Belgium (1958-12-27)
Occupation  documentary photographer, photojournalist
Education  Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Books  Trinity : Carl De Keyzer, Carl De Keyzer:East Of Eden

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Carl De Keyzer (27 December 1958) is a Belgian photographer. Major subjects in his work have included the collapse of Soviet Union and India. He became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1994. De Keyzer has exhibited his work in many European galleries and has received several awards, including the Book Award from Rencontres d'Arles, the W. Eugene Smith Award and the Kodak Award.


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De Keyzer was born on 27 December 1958, in Kortrijk, Belgium. His freelance career began in 1982, at which time he also taught at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium. During this time, he co-founded the XYZ-Photography Gallery.

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Major subjects in his work have included the collapse of Soviet Union and India. Robert Koch gallery describes his work as investigating "marginalized social groups and constructs uncritical psychological portraits which work to familiarize the 'other.'"

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He was nominated to the Magnum Photos agency in 1990, became an associated member in 1992 and a full member in 1994. He currently lives in Ghent and continues to teach.


  • Oogspanning, 1984,
  • India, 1987 (Uitgeverig Focus 1999) ISBN 978-90-72216-01-4
  • Homo Sovieticus/USSR-1989-CCCP, 1989 (Distributed Art Publishers 1993) ISBN 978-90-72216-11-3,
  • God, Inc., 1992 (Uitgeverig Focus) ISBN 978-90-72216-22-9
  • East of Eden. Ghent: Ludion, 1996. ISBN 90-5544-064-7
  • Europa, 2000 (Ludion Editions NV) ISBN 978-90-5544-287-4
  • Zona, 2003 (Trolley Books) ISBN 978-0-9542648-4-0
  • Trinity, 2008 (Schilt Publishing) ISBN 978-90-5330-594-2
  • Congo (Belge) (Editions Lannoo sa) ISBN 978-90-209-8682-2
  • Awards

  • 1982, First Prize - Experimental Film, Festival for Young Belgian Filmmakers, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1986, Hasselblad Award Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1986, Grand Prix de la Triennale de la photographie, Photographie Ouverte, Charleroi, Belgium
  • 1988, Grand Prix de la Triennale de la Ville de Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 1990, Louis-Paul Boon Award, Ghent, Belgium
  • 1990, Prix du Livre, Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France
  • 1990, W. Eugene Smith Award, New York, USA
  • 1992, Prix de la Critique Kodak, Paris, France
  • 1995, Annual Fine Arts Award Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
  • Collections

    De Keyzer's work is held in the following collections:

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium
  • Photography Museum, Charleroi, Belgium
  • Photography Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Fnac Collection, Paris, France
  • Ministry of Culture, Brussels, Belgium
  • International Center of Photography, New York
  • Centro de Arte, Salamanca, Spain
  • Magnum Photos Collection, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin
  • References

    Carl De Keyzer Wikipedia

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