Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt
Texts: Xavier Canonne, Michel Poivert and Mary van Eupen
Publisher: Le Bec en l’air / Musée de la photographie de Charleroi
Release Date: 02/2022
Size: 22,5 x 30 cm
This imposing retrospective monograph presents more than 270 images by Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt, a Belgian photographer who died in 2015. In nearly forty years of a practice that was both simple and obsessive, with an exemplary economy of means, Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt created one of the most singular works of contemporary documentary photography, probing with humor and concern the derision of our human condition and that which we impose on the animal kingdom.
The book is accompanied by texts by art historians Xavier Canonne and Michel Poivert, as well as a long portrait of the photographer written by Mary van Eupen, mixing artistic references and intimate memories.