Dirk Braeckman's Biography
Dirk Braeckman is an internationally acclaimed contemporary Belgian photographer. Born in 1958, he is known for his melancholic and minimalistic images that explore the relationship between the physical and the mental. His works often focus on the theme of mortality and the transient nature of life. He began his career working as a photojournalist and his background in journalism has had a major influence on his work. Braeckman has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums around the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, the Tate Modern in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In addition, he has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Oskar Barnack Award in 2002 and the Prix de Rome in 2005.