1030 Schaerbeek, Belgium
Pierre Vanneste is a photo reporter and director based in Brussels, specialising in long-term projects. He studied photography at INRACI (Brussels) and joins the Hans Lucas studio at the end of 2017. It questions the relationships that man maintains with his environment as well as the social issues resulting from it. His work has been published in media such as Médiapart, Libération, Courrier international (web), Equal-Times or Alter Echo.
In 2018, he is co-directing "Bargny, ici commence l'émergence", a transmedia documentary (photos and videos) on a Senegalese fishing commune, located 30km from Dakar, which is facing an industrial transformation of its territory as well as the consequences of climate change.
Spotted by the FoMu of Antwerp during the last ".Tiff" (2019) dedicated to emerging photography in Belgium, his project "Dremmwel" is, to date, the most ambitious and most accomplished, it will be released at the end of 2020 in the form of a book and an exhibition connected by augmented video content.
In 2019, he receives the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation's Photographer's Grant, in support of his project "PO4".
- Video capture
- Video editing
Dremmwel - part I
Dremmwel is a project about man, nature and the machine. I started in January 2015 to embark on different types of fishing boats in the Northeast Atlantic, to illustrate the world of exploitation of the fishery product. Observing the state of our oceans allows us to learn more about the state of our society, its social, economic and political relationships to nature, as well as our ways of producing and consuming
BARÇA OU BAARSAKH
Following the droughts of the 1980s, Senegal’s agricultural sector was in crisis. Many people moved to the coast to take up fishing, which led to a considerable increase in the number of fishermen and canoes in Senegalese waters. At the same time, property speculation and the expansion of Dakar led to much farmland being expropriated, thus further exacerbating many households’ dependence on fishing.
The final blow for fishermen came, however, with the signing of fisheries agreements with the European Union and other countries, particularly in Asia, which placed great pressure on the sector and led to the depletion of stocks.
Texte: Laurence Grun
Photos: Pierre Vanneste