May 03, 2012

Sylvie Deleu, Concerned Photography

Sylvie Deleu is a very special woman.  
"Concerned photography" shows her work at RHoK Gallery in Etterbeek, till May 19. The artist is present on Thursday from 2 to 6 pm and on Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.
Sylvie was born in Courtrai (or Kortrijk in Dutch), Belgium, studied in Breda (the Netherlands), created a photo illustration and data agency in Brussels,  traveled around the world for her art and participated in several exhibitions. She received prices and a lot of recognition.
More than a decade ago, Sylvie got confronted with an illness which left her visually impaired. At the  exhibition a video shows how she sees the photographed subject and yet manages to use the tools offered in this digital age to her advantage. Sylvie rediscovered her trade and passion.  It is extremely remarkable what this woman can do, she impressed me a whole lot by her personality, her drive, her inspiring photography.  
If you are in the Brussels area,  I highly recommend you go and discover her work.
http://www.rhok-academie.be/
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