Exhibition - Vincent Verhaeren - photographs
Since 1966, I haven't stopped travelling for myself and for RTBF (Belgian Television where I have worked for 33 years), on more than 250 journeys, more than 110 countries visited, with more than 18 months in Africa in total, about the same in Asia, and as many months in the Americas, not forgetting Australia, New Zealand, Europe and of course Belgium, and never travelling anywhere without my camera.
In 1987, thanks to a meeting with Georges Vercheval two years previously, I got the chance to exhibit ten photographs at the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, that was when Mont-sur-Marchienne took off. The exhibition, having been successful, was extended for six weeks: three months of exhibition, 250 photographs for the Museum and a book entitled "Stolen Images" published by RTBF – it was a fine start. Thank you, Georges.
Since then, I haven't stopped exhibiting in Belgium and abroad.
In 2013 and 2014, the exhibition "A side road…" displayed, over seven months, a minor facet of my work: no characters, no landscapes, no architecture, no artwork, no animals…only children, women and men caught up in the injustices of this world.
What I prefer is to go public by exhibiting in the public space, as I've been doing for the past twenty years.