Anthony ANCIAUX
Photographer

Anthony made the portraits of the talented young names supported by Porosus in 2014.

 

What is your artistic background? 

I remember taking photographs from a very young age. I studied photography after a degree in Political Sciences, then quickly got the chance to exhibit my work and was awarded the Belgian Museum of Photography Prize in 2010. I then alternated between commissions for public institutions and personal projects and exhibited in Paris, Brussels, Ghent and most cities in Belgium. 

 

How do you see your profession today? 

Like our societies, photography has fundamentally evolved in recent years. Today we are saturated with ephemeral images which switch across networks at the speed of light. The profession of photographer constitutes a fundamental stake in this evolution because one is the guardian of a quality of visual production transmitted through different tangible media. 

 

How do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years?

My photographer friends often travel 20 hours by plane to bring back pictures from all over the world. For my part, my images are often taken no more than 20 minutes by car from home. It will soon be time for me to start moving away from home to see the world. I would also like to develop my practice, to give an account of this presence in the world by opening up new avenues of reflection, new fields of possibilities.

 

This interview was conducted in 2013

Photo credit: Anthony Anciaux