January 17, 2013

"This is not Belgium"


copyright: Nathalie Van Eygen
Still on the same subject of the complexity of the Belgian structure, politics, bilingualism, regional co-existence  - a subject which is never far away in this country-  I'd like to introduce Nathalie Van Eygen, a Belgian photographer, author of  "Ceci n'est pas België". The book is the result of Nathalie's graduation work at the Academy of Anderlecht. It illustrates life in Belgium and the challenges of different communities living together.  What better way than photographs to put things in perspective and show narrow-mindedness or oddness here and there.
The book is for sale in different libraries in Brussels and can also be ordered directly from the author at  nathaliev@mac.com (19,99 eu).
www.vaneygen.be
http://www.vaneygen.be/Nathalie_Van_Eygen/Book_%28excerpt%29.html

23 comments:

  1. that's an interesting subject. and an important one. not just for Belgium.

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    1. indeed Petra, in Belgium it seems to be omnipresent ..

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  2. Molto interessante, ha ragione Petra, non solo per il Belgio.
    Ciao, buona serata.
    Antonella

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    1. buona serata a te, Antonella...
      come dici, purtroppo, anche in Italia.

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  3. Bonsoir. Sujet intéressant et merci de l'info. Je pense que tu vas bien. Génial ton message laissé sur mon site. Figure toi que j'y avais également pensé. Je vais te souhaiter de passer une très bonne soirée bien au chaud. Chez nous dans le Centre de la France, il fait moins deux degrés. Annoncés moins 6 degrés pour cette nuit. Amicalement Antoine.

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    1. Merci, Antoine
      Nous faisons mieux à Bruxelles, moins 6 pour le moment.

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  4. I do agree with Petra!! And definitely not a subject just for Belgium. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Anni! Enjoy!

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    1. I would not have guessed it was a Seatlle topic, Sylvia :)

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  5. That sounds like a fascinating subject! I think i'd like a copy of this book. It's good to learn about life in far away places. I love my country. But sometimes we Americans are far too self centered...

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    1. Great to know that there is interest in our country all the way in Maine!! If you really like to get a copy and need help, just holla! I know Nathalie and can make sure she gets the message.

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  6. I have learned so much about Belgium from your blog Anni, and the language aspects are intriguing.

    Bises,
    Genie

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    1. I seriously doubt whether I can teach you anything, Genie, but I do appreciate your comment very much. Thanks!

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  7. Intéressant...
    Le titre sonne un peu comme celui d'un tableau de votre compatriote le peintre MAGRITTE...
    Belle journée,

    Pierre

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    1. et oui, pourquoi pas?
      belle journée Pierre!

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  8. Hallo Anni,
    Een mooi knipoogje op de eerste foto. Haar werk mag zeker in de kijker worden gesteld!
    Groetjes, Frans

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    1. Ik hoop maar dat ze de reacties leest, Frans, en dat zal wel ...het zal haar plezieren

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  9. leuke titel heeft deze dame er bij bedacht...

    zeker in combinatie met de eerste foto

    groeten

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    1. inderdaad, Willy, zo denk ik er ook over, bedankt voor uw reactie

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  10. what a great&creative idea, thanks for sharing this info with us, happy weekend from white Holland!

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  11. Politics are everywhere, aren't they? I don't really like politics in the UK, I find they make my blood pressure boil, but I still keep an eye on South Africa. I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be South African too, so this topic strikes a chord!

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