Gaël Turine


B. 1972
Belgian
Based in Brussels

Gael Turine is the author of several monographic works, including Aveuglément (Blindly), in the Photo Poche collection, a story on the cooperatives for the blind in West Africa. Several journeys in Afghanistan led to the publication, in 2004, of the book Being 20 in Kabul. A long-term collaboration with the child cancer specialist Eric Sariban led to the publication in 2009 of the book Aujourd’hui c’est demain (Today is tomorrow) with Delpire Editions. In 2005, he started to work on vaudou rituals in Africa, Haiti and the United States, achieving his photographic work in August 2010.

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The book Voodoo came out in January 2011. Between 2012 and 2014, he focused on the India/Bangladesh border wall. The book Le mur et la peur (The wall and the fear) was published in September 2014 in the Photo Poche series at the occasion of the exhibition in Visa pour l’Image festival. Between 2013 and 2017, Gael Turine produced a personal work on the city of Port au Prince. This series was published in the book En bas la ville. Turine’s work is exhibited in galleries and museums, and during festivals. He is involved in group photographic projects with international photographers for collective books and exhibitions. Gael Turine leades workshops programmes in various countries and teaches Photojournalism and Documentary photography at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Assignments and personal stories have been published in the main European, United States and Asian magazines.

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Selected works

En bas la ville

En bas la ville

Gaël Turine

Port-au-Prince is a feverish and luminous city. Its center, anba lavil in Haitian Creole, is the heart of this series. The photographs reveal the chaos and poetry of a fragile and fascinating city. Port au Prince has a unique soul and identity, made of a rich, complex and sore history. The ambiant tropical lights, dense…

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Disputed Land

Disputed Land

Fifty years ago, between June 5th and 10th 1967, Israel invaded the Egyptian Sinaï, the West Bank, the Gaza strip and the Syrian Golan Heights during a blitzkrieg. The « Six-Days…

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The wall and the fear

The wall and the fear

In 1993, India started building a separation wall along 3200 km with neighboring Bangladesh. It is impossible to cross and severly guarded by Indian Border Security Force. The official reasons…

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Being 20 in Kabul

Being 20 in Kabul

Afghanistan has suffered war since 1979, year during which the Soviet troops invaded the country. Until the end of the resistance war, carried out by the various Moudjahidines factions, Kabul…

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Voodoo, The journey of an African pantheon

Voodoo, The journey of an African pantheon

In the fon language spoken in Benin, Vodou is a mysterious, formidable, invisible force which affects human society. Old beliefs and traditions, rituals and ceremonies dedicated to the spirits, nourish…

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