Gert
Jochems

Gert Jochems

biography


Belgian photographer Gert Jochems, a member of the VU agency, lives and works between Antwerp and Oostende. He graduated in political and social sciences and international relations at Ghent University and studied photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent.

In 2002, after working for several years as a freelance photographer for the Flemish newspaper De Morgen, he started setting up long-term projects. Then he started his reportage “on the road” in Siberia, which will be completed by a book, RUS, published in 2005 and a personal exhibition at the Photo Museum in Antwerp.

Then Gert Jochems worked on Dampremie, a suburb of Charleroi in Belgium, which faces a particularly high rate of poverty and unemployment.

Next, he developed a new project around the theme of amateur sex, which will be exhibited at the Foto Museum in Antwerp and will give rise to the book S, published in 2012. Gert Jochems wants to discover what people usually keep to themselves behind closed blinds and curtains. He finds models on dating sites, visits them and photographs them during their sexual experiences.

His work has been exhibited in Hasselt, Antwerp, Breda, Brighton, and Genk, and has been published in numerous magazines.

Series


S, 2013

Series | Warning: Images that may offend the sensibilities of visitors. Gert Jochems wants to find out what happens behind lowered blinds and closed curtains. He is interested in what people usually keep to themselves.

Belgium, Dampremy, a poor district of Charleroi, 2008

Series | In winter of 2007, Jochems accidentally found himself in Dampremy, a suburb of the Wallon city of Charleroi, « discredited » in Belgium.

Hebron, 2006

Series | In Hebron, a community of 400 Jews live together in this city of 150,000 Palestinians.

Hebron, Gaza and occupied territories, 2006

Series | On the theme of the wall, Gert Jochems proposes a work where each image is the result of a montage between three photographs.

Oradour, 2006

Series | Oradour is a village near Limoges, France, where the Nazis perpetrated a massacre on June 10, 1944

RUS, 2005

Series | There are two Russian realities: the mythical, philosophical, spiritual, the higher, and at the same time the reality of rudeness, badness and filth proliferates. But only those two realities together make up Russia, which is one and indivisible.

S, 2013

Series | Warning: Images that may offend the sensibilities of visitors. Gert Jochems wants to find out what happens behind lowered blinds and closed curtains. He is interested in what people usually keep to themselves.

Belgium, Dampremy, a poor district of Charleroi, 2008

Series | In winter of 2007, Jochems accidentally found himself in Dampremy, a suburb of the Wallon city of Charleroi, « discredited » in Belgium.

Hebron, 2006

Series | In Hebron, a community of 400 Jews live together in this city of 150,000 Palestinians.

Hebron, Gaza and occupied territories, 2006

Series | On the theme of the wall, Gert Jochems proposes a work where each image is the result of a montage between three photographs.

Oradour, 2006

Series | Oradour is a village near Limoges, France, where the Nazis perpetrated a massacre on June 10, 1944

RUS, 2005

Series | There are two Russian realities: the mythical, philosophical, spiritual, the higher, and at the same time the reality of rudeness, badness and filth proliferates. But only those two realities together make up Russia, which is one and indivisible.

S, 2013

Series | Warning: Images that may offend the sensibilities of visitors. Gert Jochems wants to find out what happens behind lowered blinds and closed curtains. He is interested in what people usually keep to themselves.

Belgium, Dampremy, a poor district of Charleroi, 2008

Series | In winter of 2007, Jochems accidentally found himself in Dampremy, a suburb of the Wallon city of Charleroi, « discredited » in Belgium.

Hebron, 2006

Series | In Hebron, a community of 400 Jews live together in this city of 150,000 Palestinians.

Hebron, Gaza and occupied territories, 2006

Series | On the theme of the wall, Gert Jochems proposes a work where each image is the result of a montage between three photographs.

Oradour, 2006

Series | Oradour is a village near Limoges, France, where the Nazis perpetrated a massacre on June 10, 1944

RUS, 2005

Series | There are two Russian realities: the mythical, philosophical, spiritual, the higher, and at the same time the reality of rudeness, badness and filth proliferates. But only those two realities together make up Russia, which is one and indivisible.

Books


S

Hannibal-2012

RUS

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen - 2005

S

Hannibal-2012

RUS

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen - 2005

S

Hannibal-2012

RUS

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen - 2005