/ 2020 / Fine Art / Architecture

ODALIQUES

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Architecture
  • Company
    VandenbooM
  • Photographer
    Herman Van Den Boom

ODALISQUES
Big monolithic 'Odalisques' hidden behind red veils are erected in the desert. Only one facade fanciful decorated as stone belly dancers, waiting for applause, support or a good partner. The mystery of the orient continues in modern day architecture of Morocco.

“Herman van den Boom’s ability to notice details that he then plays against the broader backgrounds of society and culture turn his work into esthetical, intriguing studies in human landscape that should be approached as metaphors questioning the way we are and live as human beings.”
Bruno Chalifour, Editor of Afterimage Magazine and Adjunct Professor MFA, Visual Studies Workshop Woodstock. 2009

see the interview: https://talking-pictures.net.au/2020/01/26/herman-van-den-boom-the-domain-of-domestic-diversity/

Awards Grandprix Photographie Belge du Musée de la Photographie Charleroi 2017
European Architecture photography prize, DAM Deutsches Architektur Museum Frankfurt 2015
Finalist Sony World Photography Awards 2009 and 2014
Prix de la Découverte Bibliothèque National Paris 2012
Honorable mention Roxana Marcoci of the Museum of Modern Art New York Santa Fe Festival 2009