As a pioneer, Susan Meiselas has influenced many photographers after her, including Bieke Depoorter. What connects the two photographers, who have been in close exchange for years, is more than their membership in the photo agency. For both, the collaborative approach of including the perspective of their protagonists is central. Both focus their camera on social issues and realities of life that are often overlooked, acting empathetically while reflecting on the photographic practice itself.
On the occasion of the openings, both will speak in the Artist Talk about how documentary photography has changed in the past decades. How can photographers enter into a dialogue with the subjects they portray? How can hierarchies be broken down? And what about equality in photojournalism?