Valery Lippens

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About me

THE SON OF A PROMINENT BELGIAN PHOTOGRAPHER, VALERY LIPPENS WAS “BORN WITH A CAMERA IN HIS CRIB.” PHOTOGRAPHING HIS WAY THROUGH A LAW DEGREE, A POLITICAL SCIENCE BA, AND A POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY, VALERY LIPPENS CREATES WORK THAT ELEGANTLY SURPRISES, MAGNIFYING THE UNIQUE AND SUBTLE QUALITIES OF HIS SUBJECTS. THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, VALERY LIPPENS HAS WORKED COLLABORATIVELY AND INDIVIDUALLY ON A VARIETY OF SHOWS DEMONSTRATING HIS SINGULAR TALENT FOR UNDERSTANDING HIS SUBJECTS: RANGING FROM HIS COLLECTION OF “EPHEMERAL” PHOTOGRAPHS ABOUT URBAN DECAY TO HIS THREE LAST SERIES: “HAECCEITY”, “PANOPTICON”, AND “ReaLPoLiTiK” WHERE HE CHALLENGES THE TRADITION OF INDIVIDUAL PICTURE-MAKING BY EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF MULTIPLE FRAMES AND COLLAGE, AND POETICALLY CRITIQUES OUR PERCEPTIONS OF BUSTLING CITY LIFE. CHALLENGING THE IDEA OF A SINGLE STATIC VIEWPOINT, VALERY LIPPENS FOUND A WAY TO MORE ACCURATELY REFLECT OUR PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD – ONE THAT IS OFTEN FORMED BY INCESSANTLY SCANNING PEOPLE AND PLACES AROUND US. PROJECT 365 PHOTOGRAPHY (2006-2016) /// A PICTURE A DAY DURING 10 YEARS IS VALERY LIPPENS NEW SERIES. WHAT MATTERS IN PHOTOGRAPHY IS HOW YOU CAN MAKE SOMETHING BORING LOOK INTERESTING, RATHER THAN TRYING TO CAPTURE SOMETHING INTERESTING IN A BORING WAY. 3650 PICTURES AND COUNTING, PROJECT 365.

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Skills

  • Photography
  • Activism
  • Artist
  • Collages
  • Politics

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    Work history

    Currently

    Photographer

    Freelance

    Jan 1999
    • Freelance
    • Europe // USA // Worldwide //

    Education

    1999

    About Political Science

    Columbia University

    Sep 1995 - Jun 1999
    • New York, United States
    • International Political Sciences

    1994

    Bachelor’s Degree of Law

    ULB

    Sep 1990 - Jun 1994
    • Belgium