Frederico Azevedo & Vincen Beeckman
The first pictures from the series »Wie Erde« are part of an ongoing project that the portuguese photographer Frederico Azevedo started in Berlin 10 years ago. Interested as he says “(…) in people that have their life written into their faces”, that project – now a social documentary – has since evolved to include black & white pictures he took during travels into the east.
Despite on the fringe, the protagonists in Vincen Beeckman’s series »La Devinière« are taken care off with respect & dignity. For this series, Beeckman followed the patients from this alternative psychiatric centre in Farciennes (Belgium) – known for its rejection of medicated treatment – for 3 years. The exibition shows also art works made by some of of them: Jean-Claude, Eric, Myriam und Zack.