Artist Statement

I'm a documentary photographer with a keen interest in socially sensitive subjects and issues investigated from an alternative perspective.

These projects are part of a broader investigation I’ve been pursuing. In recent years I’ve covered in 'Touch' about the social consequences of blindness; in '(Un)expected' about the coping process of surviving relatives of suicides, and in 'Shaky Ground' about the urgency of the past (First World War) in the perspective of a sustainably united Europe.

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Biography

In 2008 I started a 4 year course in documentary photography at St. Joost Art Academy in Breda (the Netherlands).

In 1998 I started my own business, called Bubble (now wiender.com). For years it was considered one of the most creative web design agencies in Belgium.

In 1987 I graduated as a graphic designer at St. Lucas college, Ghent (Belgium) with distinction. Immediately after graduation I started working as an art director for various advertising agencies in Brussels.

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CV

2018

  • Release of my third book 'Shaky Ground', Late September

2017

2016

  •  (Un)expected released in september 2016

2013

2012

  • Touch exhibited at the BredaPhoto international Photo festival that took place for the fifth time in the city center of Breda
  • Touch released in an edition of 500 in august 2012
  • Graduated at St. Joost Art Academy in Breda (NL) as a documentary photographer, from 2008 - 2012

1998-2014

  • Founder of web design agency bubble (www.wiender.com)

1988-1998

  • Worked as an art director in numerous renowned advertising agencies (TBWA, GV/Company, LHHS, McCann Erickson)

1987

  • Graduated as Master in graphic design at St. Lucas college (now LUCA School of Arts), Ghent (Belgium)



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