carl de keyzer _______________________________

6.01.2009 | |

“I want to question the images that are in our memory. There is always a double level in my work; what you see is true and at the same time not true.”- Carl de Keyzer

Carl De Keyzer traveled to Siberia in 2002 and photographed some 35 camps, revealing a harsh way of life totally isolated from the rest of the world. The resulting body of work, taken within the constraints of the restricted access he was granted, contains contradictory images such as the positive view of reformed conditions that the prison authorities wish to project, juxtaposed with De Keyzer’s observations of the remaining hardships of camp life.