Nick Hannes (b. 1974, Antwerp-Belgium) studied photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent. After 8 years of working as a photojournalist, he decided to fully concentrate on self-initiated documentary projects on socio-political issues, such as migration, urbanization and ecology. Using humour, irony and visual metaphors, he focuses on the problematic relationship between man and his environment.
Nick published 3 books: ‘Red Journey’ (2009), ‘Mediterranean. ‘The Continuity of Man’ (2014) and ‘Garden of Delight’ (2018). The latter was awarded the Magnum/Lensculture Photography Award in 2017 and the Zeiss Photography Award in 2018.
Nick exhibited at FotoMuseum Antwerp, Fotofestiwal Lodz, Organ Vida Zagreb, Photolux Lucca, Stadtische Galerie Iserlohn, Centro Andaluz de la Fotografia Almeria, Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Photomed (Beirut), Lianzhou Foto Festival among others.
Since 2008 Nick teaches photography at KASK/The School of Arts in Ghent (B). He is represented by Panos Pictures in London.