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Carl De Keyzer
Belgian, b. 1958 (Member)
Featured Essays
Jun 12, 2018
The unprecedented summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and U.S. President Donald Trump will finally take place on 12th June in Singapore. As one of the world’s last communist states, North Korea is also rated as one of the most restrictive. Carl De Keyzer is one of the very few photographers who has had almost-unlimited access to North Korea, allowing him to shoot exclusive images in very... More...
Featured Essays
Jan 3, 2018
When it comes to foreign visitors or artists, North Korea must be the most restrictive country in the world. Nevertheless, Carl De Keyzer managed to cross the entire country in 42 days, divided into three journeys. In his latest book, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer points his lens at North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the last communist state in the world from an... More...
Featured Essays
May 9, 2017
In Moments Before the Flood, Carl De Keyzer portrayed a Europe on the cusp of drowning, flooded due to climate change. In Higher Ground, the flood has already passed. His images show people that have fled to the high mountains, depicting a fictional world of tomorrow. A large portion of the work is irony, but it bears an uncomfortably close semblance to scientific predictions of the future.

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Featured Essays
Apr 11, 2017
Carl de Keyzer has documented the key moments in the process of acquiring a Master Blender’s savoir-faire. The photographer took an off-the-wall perspective and offers a glimpse of a hallowed ritual for eight generations. His photographs capture the emblematic and symbolic places in the Maison Hennessy, from vineyard to cellar and Master Blender’s office to the Tasting Committee, but also show us the... More...
Featured Essays
Mar 15, 2016
Carl de Keyzer's book – simultaneously documentary and conceptual – explores Cuba's current transition from a Communist to a Capitalist regime, and its consequences on the population.
Carl De Keyzer announced the collapse of the Soviet regime in his series Homo Sovieticus, photographed between 1988 and September 1989, before the Berlin Wall was demolished in November 1989. Thus Carl De Keyzer is not... More...