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Bieke Depoorter: A Chance Encounter

The exhibition «A Chance Encounter» at C/O Berlin presents images, videos and wall works by the Belgian Magnum photographer Bieke Depoorter.

Depoorter spends years getting to know the people in her work. These relationships reorder the power relationship between her as a photographer and the respective protagonists in her pictures. They make it possible to observe those people and their lives without judging their choices. Through the two biographies of Agata and Michael and the two projects based on them, Depoorter examines individual life paths and touches on socio-political issues that are rarely shown. By working intensively and unfiltered with her photographic subjects, the young photographer grants viewers in CO Berlin intimate access to their lives and the personal bond she has built with them.

About Bieke Depoorter

Born in 1986 in Kortrijk, Belgium, Bieke Depoorter received a Master's degree in photography from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent in 2009. At the age of only 25, she was appointed a full member of Magnum Photos, one of the most influential photo agencies in the world. Depoorter has already received several awards. Among others, she received the Magnum Expression Award, the Larry Sultan Award and the Prix Levallois.

Editor's note: The initial title of the exhibition, «Agata / Michael», was changed to «A Chance Encounter».

At a Glance

Bieke Depoorter
C/O Berlin
30 April 2022
9 September 2022
Opening Hours
Daily from 11 AM to 8 PM
Admission Fee
€10, reduced fee €6
Not available on (tickets are available on site)

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Hardenbergstraße 22
10623 Berlin

Source: C/O Berlin/edited

Last edited: 10 September 2022