Silver / 2018 / Press / Feature Story

Night of the Homeless

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Feature Story
  • Photographer
    Kristof Vadino

In Brussels, the capital of Europe, thousands have no home. They search everywhere for a place to sleep, for protection and intimacy. Under bridges along the highway, in abandoned fabrics, in shopping streets, along the railroad tracks, hiding in corners, holes, and cracks of this city.Our western societies have never been so rich and income disparities have never risen so fast. The lower classes have it difficult. More and more end up in the street. Especially after the financial crisis of 2008, the homeless population in Brussels and also in most other European cities is growing.

Freelance photojournalist, since 4 years working for Belgian and international media. Publications include De Standaard, Le Monde, Le Courrier International, BBC, Elsevier, De Tijd, De Groene Amsterdammer, Goethe Insitute, among others. I also work for the NGO's Doctors of the World, Doctors Without Borders, Handicap International.