Yesterday, with a number of students I visited the museum in charleroi. After a drive of more than 1 1/2 hour we arrived. It was already several years since I had visited this museum. Besides the extensive permanent collection of old cameras, old photographs of masterpieces and contemporary pictures, now there are three exhibitions to see.
LeonardFreed, an American photographer who took images in the society especially in a tightmanner.
Duane Michals: he is the one who inspired me to become a photographer. He is known for his visual storytelling. During my studies I made several sequences with D. Michals as inspiration. One of the projects I want to do is to make a few new stories and photograph it as a sequence.
Robert Frank: known for his book “The Americans” published in 1958 .His pictures were out of focus, gritty, dark and unconventional of framing. He also broke with the optimistic and very energetic atmosphere in American photojournalism from the fifties. Frank photographed with the eye of an outsider: quick, unobtrusive and sometimes without looking through the lens. Now and then his shadow is in the picture..