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Laure Geerts June 18, 2010

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Belgium.
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Haccourt Belgium 2009

Laure Geerts (b.1978, Belgium) studied business and marketing until she discovered photography in 2006. This revelation allowed her to discover places and people she would otherwise never have experienced. In 2008 she formed Collectif Caravane with five other photographers. Her work has been published in View Photography magazine, Focus Vif and exhibited at BIP 2010 OFF  (Liège ,Belgium) and at the  Centre d’Art Graphique ‘La Métairie Bruyère’, Auxerres  in France. She won the “Coup de coeur” from ANI (Association Nationale des Iconographes) in Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, France in 2009. Laure is currently based in Brussels.

About the Photograph:

“This photo is from my project Out of Wallonia. Each year, in mid-August, the small village of Haccourt in Wallonia prepares its annual folklore. You can see Belgium and blue flags on the windows. The women wear long and colorful dresses and the men put on smoking jackets. In the afternoon they cross the village with a marching  band and the flag representing their team. In this photograph, three musicians from one of the bands are resting during a stop in a garden. At the falling night, the blue team  defies the reds in the center of the village. The tension goes up. The trumpet players blow with of all their force and the bass drum resounds. The notes mix and the Farandoles cross.”

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