Curator Selection / 2020 / /
The Damned of the Earth
Julien De Wilde
Julien De Wilde
Under a burning sun and feet in the mud, for hours, we see them working far in the rice fields. With heat and light, you can hardly see their silhouettes. Their faces and bodies are completely covered. One might think they have no identity. Who are they? How old are they, what is their story? Impossible to know who is under the hood. Let’s go out to meet those damned of the earth, who sacrifice themselves, like angels, to offer us rice in our plates. Suphan Buri Province, Thailand.
Julien de Wilde is a Belgian photographer and filmmaker who shares his time between Belgium and Thailand. His work is focused on self-inquiry and introspection, full of sensitivity and truth. Go to the essential, without detour or artifice. Do not pretend, just be. His work in black and white, dense and deep is an invitation to dive into ourselves. His work has been rewarded with numerous international awards such as the TIFA Tokyo Foto Awards Photographer of the year 2019, the 5th Fine Art Photography Awards, the MIFA, the TIFA 2018, the Monovisions, the Monochrome, the ND Awards 2019 & 2018,
Awards ecember 2019 / TIFA TOKYO FOTO AWARDS / PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2019
November 2019 / ND AWARDS / Honorable Mention in Fashion & Beauty
July 2019 / MONOVISIONS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, Honorable Mention in People.
May 2019 / MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards, Winner in Advertsisng Beauty.
May 2019 / MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention in fashion.
April 2019 / 5th FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, nominee in Photojournalism
April 2019 / 5th FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, nominee in Fine Art
January 2019 / TIFA TOKYO FOTO AWARDS 2018, Winner Gold 2018 Advertising / Fashion
January 2019 / TIFA TOKYO FOTO AWARDS 2018, Winner Gold 2018 Editorial / Photo Essay
January 2019 / MONOCHROME AWARDS 2018, Honorable Mention / Portrait
January 2019 / MONOCHROME AWARDS 2018, Honorable Mention / Fashion / Beauty
December 2018 / Selected as one of the 11 Editor’s Picks of The Independent Photographer Black & White Award.
November 2018 / ND Awards 2018, Honorable Mention in Documentary/Travel/Culture
November 2018 / ND Awards 2018, Honorable Mention in Photo Essay/Story.
November 2018 / ND Awards 2018, Honorable Mention in Fashion & Beauty
November 2018 /Interview in Dodho magazine
October 2018 / Honorable Mention in Advertising Fashion category in the 2018 International Photography Awards.
September 2018 / Published in Dodho magazine : Inner beauty.
August 2018 / Shortlisted at The Motif Collective for best black and white photography
August 2018 / Finalist for the best black and white 2018 photographer from Dodho contest.
August 2018 / Group exhibition, The Essential, LoosenArt, 13 – 22 November, Rome, Italy.
August 2018 / Published in Dodho magazine : Untold.