Someone once said, "a master photographer is one who has produced exceptionally high quality work- and lots of it." Yeah, for what I make here, why shouldn't I quote myself? And Carl De Keyzer's latest work Congo (Belge) once again proves why he's exactly just that. Not quite the name, the face, or celebrity of other photographers his equal, the guy just keeps churning out monster work again, and again, and again... And perhaps equally important as the work itself- the manner in which he goes about creating it.
As de Keyzer readily recognizes, “The work is really more about Belgium than Congo. It’s about the idea of white people who think they can build a paradise with no regard for who lives there.”
Of particular note- in conjunction with this latest work on the Congo, De Keyzer also researched and exhibited the pertinent historical documentation that provides the definitive context for his current foray into the modern "Heart of Darkness."