Wednesday, 20 May 2009

featuring isabelle pateer

featuring' is a way of exposing the work and thoughts of a contemporary photographer
mostly it's a summary of a communication (live chat, email, phonecall...) through which i tried to find answers on questions or to let the artist explain the idea behind an image
isabelle pateer (°1980) graduated in 2003 from saint lucas brussels, dpt. of photography
specialised in documentary imagery and location portraiture she is shooting an equal balance of personal long-term projects and editorial assignments for magazines, companies and organizations

i've asked isabelle to write some words on her recent work 'unsettled'
this series is exposed now in 'galerie mercator' in antwerp

© isabelle pateer

© isabelle pateer

© isabelle pateer

the documentary series ‘unsettled’ focuses in a metaphoric way on the idea of ‘progress’
in a case where living environment has to disappear
because of industrial purposes
within this ongoing project this international case is illustrated
by focusing on the belgian village doel,
which is threatened by vast expansions of the port of antwerp
”unsettled” alternates portraits of young inhabitants with landscapes
that bare witness to the dejected state of the town
it rises the question of the purposefulness of growth, development and progression


expo 'unsettled'
may 9 until june 25 2009
gallery mercator
daily opened from 9 to 17
desguinlei 100, 2018 antwerpen (be)

isabelle pateer

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