Carl De Keyzer Moments Before the Flood
For Moments Before the Flood, Carl De Keyzer aims to travel for seven months in Europe, going around the coastline from England, Iceland to Poland and Scandinavia, aiming only to capture landscapes and water.
An occasional human presence might also occur. His images contain a certain uneasiness that could be interpreted as a sign of upcoming catastrophe: if some predictions come true, the world’s water level could rise 3 - 5 metres, which would have devastating effects on the European coastline. It’s also an attempt (possibly fictitious) to preserve, for the last time, the beauty of this coastline. As always in Carl De Keyzer’s work, there is a link with the history of painting. This time it is the Dutch marine landscapes that caught his attention.
About the author
1958, Kortrijk, Belgium
Carl De Keyzer is a freelance photographer. He is the co-founder of XYZ-Photography Gallery and is a member of Magnum photo agency. De Keyzer has exhibited his work regularly in European galleries and is the recipient of numerous awards including Grand Prix Triennale de la Ville de Fribourg (Fribourg 1988); the Prix du Livre (Arles 1990); the Eugene Smith Award (New York 1990), and the Prix de la Critique – Kodak (Paris 1992). He has lectured in numerous universities and arts schools worldwide. He has published eight books: Oogspanning (1984), India (1987), Homo Sovieticus/USSR-1989 – CCCP (1989), God, Inc. (1992), East of Eden (1996), EVROPA (2000), ZONA (2003), and Trinity (2008).
Benoit Aquin, The Chinese 'Dust Bowl', 2006-2007
Edward Burtynsky, Selected works, 1996-2007
Jesus Abad Colorado, Landscapes and Battles: Two wings wait for the end of the tragedy, 1995-2002
Thomas Joshua Cooper, The World's Edge - The Atlantic Basin Project, 1998-2006
Sebastian Copeland, Antarctica - The Global Warning, 2006
Christian Cravo, Waters of Hope, Rivers of Tears, 1995-2008
Lynn Davis, Ice, 1988-2007
Carl De Keyzer, Moments before the Flood, 2006-2007
Reza Deghati, War and Peace, 1994-2006
Susan Derges, Eden & The Observer and the Observed, 1991-2008
Malcolm Hutcheson, Lahore's Waste Water Problem, 2008
Chris Jordan, In Katrina's Wake: Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster, 2005
David Maisel, Terminal Mirage & The Lake Project, 2001-2004
Mary Mattingly, Second Nature and Time Has Fallen Asleep, 2004-2008
Robert Polidori, After The Flood, 2005-2006
Roman Signer, Body of Work, 1976-2000
Jules Spinatsch, Snow Management, 2004-2008
Munem Wasif, Water Tragedy: Climate Refugee of Bangladesh, 2007