|I thought this was the most dramatic picture of the entire show.|
Seeing it at close range almost makes you weep like a woman.
The expo's called Lijn 3, at the Caermersklooster in Patershol. Took its name from a busroute that runs thru Ghent's inner city slums, where poverty and misery are the common thread. Life like no one wants to live. Half a dozen Belgian photo-reporters followed the route's inhabitants, those poor sods struggling to survive under inhumane conditions day-in day-out, natives of 120 different nationalities, who left their miserable homelands and sought their 'fortunes' inside the Belgian Welfare State. The photographic project took place during a whole year with the photographers shooting thousands of pictures. This expo was eventually the result of this massive shoot. Despite heavy Photoshop dynamic range corrections, resulting into conspicuous digital borderlines far too explicit to be ignored, I especially liked the fact that those reporters shot their pictures like one and the same person. In terms of content, composition and color, that is to say... You had no idea that this was the result of the work of so many... Really!
Have a look here, of my shots I took inside the expo space... the rest come from our wondering around old Ghent, where we had sandwiches, coffee and pie (sort of).