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Losing Our Minds

My series “Losing our minds” was taken at the beginning of the corona crisis 2020: a bizarre, but extremely fascinating period. Man loses his mind because a stormy situation presents itself that is new and challenging for him. Fear tries to overpower him, he freezes, starts to reflect on the world and on the punishment that Mother Nature seems to send us. We have treated our Mother Earth too lightly, demanded too much of her in our egoism.
These are photos of ultra-Orthodox Jews who can enjoy their freedom in an unorthodox way in the storm (of their lives) and escape the lockdown.

Eddy Verloes is a multi-award-winning photographer and visual storyteller from Belgium. Studies in literature and philosophy at the the University of Louvain (Belgium) and the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.B. (Germany). Studies in photography at the Louvain CVO.
2015-2023: exhibitions in different galleries or special locations (solo or with other photographers, painters, poets, sculptors, musicians, composers, video artists, mixed media artists) in the USA, UK, Canada, Russia, Germany, Greece, Crete, Malta, Hungary, Spain, Italy, Serbia, Austria, France, The Netherlands and Belgium.

Awards Most important awards in 2020-2023:

Finalist LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards

Selected as one of the best contemporary photographers worldwide by the American site All-About-Photo

Winner Life Framer Photo Contest 2020 (Theme: "Civilization") judged by Tate Modern's Curator of Intern. Art & Photography Emma Lewis

Selected for the Life Framer Collection 2020

Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 (People of the world)

Winner Siena Creative Photo Awards 2021 (Open Theme)

Winner Pangea Prize Siena Creative Photo Awards 2021 (Open Theme)

Winner Malta International Photo Travel Award 2020/2021

2nd Place MonoVisions Awards 2021 (Photojournalism), London (UK)

Finalist FOCUS Photo L.A. 2021, Los Angeles (USA)

Winner Siena International Photography Awards 2021 (Fascinating faces and characters) with my "Remarkable Artwork"

Winner 16th Annual Black & White Spider Awards 2021, Beverly Hills (California)

Winner of the Union of Lights 2021 World Photography Contest ("Street & Lifestyle")

3rd Place Winner (Photojournalism) Monochrome Photography Awards 2021, London (UK)

Winner 17th Pollux Awards 2021 (Open Theme - series), Barcelona (Spain)

Finalist LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2022

Winner of The Chelsea International Photography Competition 2021/2022, New York (USA), Exhibition @ Agora Gallery, NY, 2023, Jan 4-17

Winner Fine Art Photography Awards 2021/2022 (Photojournalism), 8th edition, London (UK)

Gold Winner Muse Photography Award 2022 (Fine Art Photography - People) with my series Losing Our Minds, NY, (USA)

Gold Winner London Photography Awards 2022 (Black & White Photography - Religious) with my series Losing Our Minds, London (UK)

Gold Winner London Photography Awards 2022 (People Photography - Religious) with my series Losing Our Minds, London (UK)

Finalist LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2022

Photographer of the Year Winner (Amateur) with an 'Outstanding Achievement' @ the 17th B&W Spider Awards 2022, Beverly Hills (USA)