Laurent Van der Stockt. Our fellow man

laurent van der stockt
© Laurent Van der Stockt / Gamma. Bosnia, 1993

A member of the Gamma agency, Laurent Van der Stockt covers most major conflicts for the world’s press. He has a brand of humanity that constantly calls itself into question, and never refers to himself as a “war photographer”. The exhibition includes several dozen photographs chosen from many thousands, covering three recent conflicts in Bosnia, Chechnya and Iraq which have caused mainly civilian casualties. Above all it shows people whose inner selves are revealed by war, people who are capable of the worst and the best in the ultimate tragedy. Implicitly, the show also reflects how the photographer and his work have evolved over time.

maison de la photographie
5/7 rue de Fourcy - 75004 Paris. Bis 14. Juni 2009 zu sehen.