Bronze 2020 / Editorial / Photo Essay

Bosfights/ Live Free

  • Photographer
    Sebastian Steveniers
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Editorial/Photo Essay

Hooliganism has disappeared, but the fight never stopped. Teams now engage in organized combats, with rules – and strict secrecy in remote forests. Three years ago I started trying to access this hermetically sealed world. Doors opened hesitantly. The search absorbed me. I was arrested and imprisoned for three weeks. Legal officials think I’m involved in the fights. My images were confiscated. I still didn’t get anything back. I recovered small parts of years of labor. Of thousands of images, I saved forty. My goal once was to document forest fights. Involuntarily, I became part of my own wo