Anina.be presents photographer Luc Peeters (IPV)

Saterday, may 10th 2008, in the Internationaal Perscentrum Vlaanderen (IPV), situated at Grote Markt in Antwerp, a new exhibition was started on the internetsite anina.be. This time photographer Luc Peeters (54) from Lier appeared as guest with an online series with photographs about ‘Inside Tibet’. After the opening, the exhibition can be visited on the internetsite anina.be. In the archives of the site, one can discover all the previous exhibitions.tibetx32.jpg

Luc Peeters is well known in the Antwerp and Flemish world of the press. After he had graduated at the Narafi in Brussels and had set up a press agency, with his employees he provided many years photographic work about the most different themes to Flemish newspaper and magazines. After some time, he specialised himself in human interest and started working with international press agencies. But at the end, he had his fill of all the trouble and strife of these stories.

Then Luc Peeters switched to corporate photography and was one of the first who also embraced digital photography. At this moment he is extremely interested in eventphotography. It’s not the official photoshoots at concerts that he’s looking for, but rather the way the artist himself is experiencing the event.

Next to the eventphotography, Luc Peeters also continues to do traditionel studiowork and takes part in artprojects, among others on cooperation with Robert Groslot. “But I remain mainly an all ronder,” stresses Luc Peeters. “I refuse to put myself in one box, but for me the technical aspect of the photgraph will remain always a very big priority.”

Luc Peeters won the very first photograph price of the International Press Centrum Flanders, but for him the best accolades he got for his work, are the pictures on the first pages of newspapers and magazines and his cli├źnts coming back again and again.

For his cooperation with Anina, Luc peeters choose for a photographic commentary concerning Tibet. “The images are already some years old, but they have in fact lost still nothing of their topicality,” he comments his choice. “Moreover, the pictures are offering an unexpected view of Tibet. There are a lot of stories going around concering the Tibetan society, but nobody really knows what’s going on there.”

But in his exhibition, the photographer refuses tot present himself as an antagonist of one the concerned parties. “I show exclusively pictures of the inland of Tibet,” explains Luc Peeters. “There one doesn’t notice very much about of the Chinese colonisation, which is mostly concentrated in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa.”

The exhibition ‘Inside Tibet’ can also be seen in the virtual world, at www.managing21.taatu.com.

Inside Tibet: photography