Silver 2021 / People / Portrait

Cry Me A River

  • Photographer
    David Degelin
  • Prizes
    Bronze in People/Culture, Silver in People/Portrait

The series is about the strange sense of beauty that I associate with old road movies featuring people in run-down motels in gloomy suburbs. It is my tribute to this particular sense of beauty in a context of loneliness and alienation with hints of melancholy, weltschmerz, and escapism. Shot in an old suburban hotel in Brussels (Belgium), portraying the Flemish graphic artist Annemieke Van Barlingen.

Growing up with a film director as dad, camera's, images, films, were just part of my daily life and being exposed to various forms of image processing during my childhood helped me to develop my visual sense early on. At university I graduated in archaeology and in addition I studied cultural and social anthropology. Through my photographic work I found a way to express my passion for people and culture, in portraits and street photography.