"A good photograph is surprising and confusing. It raises questions rather than give answers, and challenges the viewer’s fantasy."
Nick Hannes is a Belgian artist, born in Antwerp in 1974 and now living and working in Ranst, Belgium. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent and former photojournalist, Hannes’ photographs present us with a universal imagery that confronts the relationship between man and his surroundings.
From press to personal
After 8 years as a press photographer, Hannes decided to turn his attention to personal documentary projects. His first freelance project, Red Journey, is the result of a year long backpacking trip through the former Soviet Union, accompanied only by his camera. His monograph Red Journey sets the tone for Hannes’ oeuvre; photographs that weave an important social message with a touch of irony.Read more
A Universal imagery
His unmistakable style demonstrates a detachment from the journalistic approach and the constraints of current affairs, so fundamental to his former career. Hannes presents us with an imagery that is universal in it’s exploration of human nature. Our relationship to each other and to our ever changing environment.
Contradiction, Continuity and the City
Inspired by his previous encounters with the artificial urban environment and its inhabitants, - notably with Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man, a series that documents the contrasts and characters of the mediterranean coast - Hannes is currently working on a project that explores the conflicts of consumerism and recreation in the ceaseless city of Dubai. Hannes was a finalist at the Leica Oskar Barnack Awards (2014) and has won a Magnum Photography Award (2017).Hide