Karin Borghouts

Karin Borghouts is a professional Belgian artist photographer. She photographs places, preferably architectural environments and interiors. Her work occupies a position between photography and visual art, and is rich in references to painting. Her highly ingenious photos can be found, for example, in the collections of the photography museums in Antwerp and Charleroi Belgium, MAS and the University in Antwerp, Proximus Art Collection Brussels. Her work has been exhibited in more of 100 exhibitions in Belgium and abroad.

The House -2012- A fire destroyes the childhood home of photographer Karin Borghouts. The event causes a shock and a wake of all kinds of worries and practical concerns. Despite feelings of chaos, destruction and irrevocability imposed by the charred interior after the event, Borghouts becomes fascinated by the beauty of the devastation left behind. Faced with these conflicting feelings Borghouts starts to capture the house carefully. Rarely a subject emerges so unexpectedly, so disturbing, yet so obvious to a photographer like this event. Her intuitive decision to take photos at that moment, under these circumstances, has led to an extraordinary and moving series of images.  

You can order the book “The House” on her personal website. Check it out!

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