2007 was a big year for Franky Verdickt. The Brussels photographer graduated – magna cum laude – from the well-respected school of arts Sint-Lukas, he travelled to Amsterdam to pick up his Photo Academy Award (the most prestigious prize amongst photography students), Magnum photographer Carl de Keyzer singled him out in an ‘Emerging Talents’ competition and he joined Photolimits – a Belgian based platform for documentary photography.
Fast-forward five years. After having exhibited in Beijing, Paris, Madrid and Copenhagen, Franky Verdickt is bringing his series Totem to Ghent. For three years, Verdickt has traveled to countries like China, Egypt and Brazil – fascinated by how people build homes. Or can we still call them that? “I find it fascinating how our lives are so gravely effected by the place where we live”, says the photographer, “yet a lot of people rely on big developers to build them a house or an apartment. Oh, but don’t worry: the brochure said the new place will be ‘so you’ and I guess a lot of those houses and apartments actually do have everything a person requires. So how come they feel so cold and empty?”
From November 8 till November 24, Franky Verdickt will present his impressive series Totem inside A&Gallery, Schepenhuisstraat 17, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.
All exhibited prints are for sale – signed and numbered by Franky Verdickt. Please see A&Gallery staff for more information or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please note that listed print prices do not include framing or shipping. Delivery might take up to seven weeks (though we aim to please you sooner).
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A&Gallery was founded in May 2011. Over the past year, it has exhibited the work of Moby, Sophie Van der Perre, Frederik Buyckx, Jessica Yatrofsky, Storm Thorgerson, Athos Burez, Elisabeth Ouni (A Polaroid Story) and Angels & Ghosts – the black & white portrait series of gallery owners Wouter Van Vaerenbergh and Ben Van Alboom. The Ghent gallery also put together the much-publicized First Big Belgian Phoneography Exhibition; it played host to I/OBJECT’s Christmas Pop-Up Store and the graphic design festival BLEED; it co-hosted the Belgian premiere of the documentary feature Anton Corbijn Inside Out at Cinema Zuid in Antwerp; and it masterminded Hurray For Washington – with partners in crime POSTRmagazine and Avenue L.
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