Carl De Keyzer

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Carl De Keyzer
Carl de Keyzer workshop 2.jpg
Born (1958-12-27) 27 December 1958 (age 58)
Kortrijk, Belgium
Occupation documentary photographer, photojournalist
Nationality Belgian

Carl De Keyzer (27 December 1958) is a Belgian photographer. Major subjects in his work have included the collapse of Soviet Union and India. He became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1994. De Keyzer has exhibited his work in many European galleries and has received several awards, including the Book Award from Rencontres d'Arles, the W. Eugene Smith Award and the Kodak Award.[1]


De Keyzer was born on 27 December 1958, in Kortrijk, Belgium. His freelance career began in 1982, at which time he also taught at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium. During this time, he co-founded the XYZ-Photography Gallery.

Major subjects in his work have included the collapse of Soviet Union and India. Robert Koch gallery describes his work as investigating "marginalized social groups and constructs uncritical psychological portraits which work to familiarize the 'other.'"[2]

He was nominated to the Magnum Photos agency in 1990, became an associated member in 1992 and a full member in 1994. He currently lives in Ghent and continues to teach.



  • 1982, First Prize - Experimental Film, Festival for Young Belgian Filmmakers, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1986, Hasselblad Award Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1986, Grand Prix de la Triennale de la photographie, Photographie Ouverte, Charleroi, Belgium
  • 1988, Grand Prix de la Triennale de la Ville de Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 1990, Louis-Paul Boon Award, Ghent, Belgium
  • 1990, Prix du Livre, Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France
  • 1990, W. Eugene Smith Award, New York, USA
  • 1992, Prix de la Critique Kodak, Paris, France
  • 1995, Annual Fine Arts Award Belgium, Brussels, Belgium


De Keyzer's work is held in the following collections:


  1. ^ Magnum biography Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Robert Koch Gallery". Archived from the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 

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