2020 / People / Portrait

The Damned of The Earth

  • Company
    Julien De Wilde
  • Photographer
    Julien De Wilde

Under a burning sun and feet in the mud, for hours, we see them working far in the rice fields. With heat and light, you can hardly see their silhouettes. Their faces and bodies are completely covered. One might think they have no identity. Who are they? How old are they, what is their story? Impossible to know who is under the hood. Let’s go out to meet those damned of the earth, who sacrifice themselves, like angels, to offer us rice in our plates.

Julien De Wilde is a portrait and fine art photographer based in Brussels, Belgium. His work is defined by simplicity, sincerity, timelessness, and most of the time in black and white. His work has been awarded by the TIFA Tokyo Foto Awards / Photographer of the Year 2019, the FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards, the LICC London, the ND Awards, The Monovisions Photography Awards, the MIFA Moscow and the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris among others.