Short bio: Chrystel Mukeba (b.1983). Based in Brussels. Studied photography at Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (Belgium). Became assistant of belgian photographer Vincen Beeckman, this bring to work for various social project. Principal exhibitions in 2012, at the Mamac of Liège for the international biennal of photography and the Cultural Center in Wallonie-Bruxelles in Paris in 2013 with the confrontation work. Work the portrait since years, i start a new kind of photography. Asking the question about the man and the relation with the landscape.
Why do you photograph on film? I usually work with film. With this process you have another relation to photography. All is more thinked. I like to discover my pictures later. It’s a good way to take the distance with your work before editing.
What is your work about? Started with the portrait. My kind of photography changed. Recently I focus on the relation between the man and the landscape. I ask the question of mental territory. This recent works is about the time, mourning process and how the life still continue. The painting inspired me so much for the light and the themes (religion, dead, icons).