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Titus Simoens

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Titus Simoens (b. 1985) is a photographer based in Ghent, Belgium. In 2015, Titus Simoens made his first book Blue, See - Mount Song - Los Domadores, published by Hannibal. From 2016 to 2018, he followed a master’s program at KASK School of Arts in Ghent, where he made three consecutive publications on encounters, “Tu me dis”, published by APE (2016), “For Brigitte”, published by APE (2017) and “11:00 am”, published by APE (2018). With his book “For Brigitte” he was shortlisted for the Author Book Award in Les Rencontres d’Arles 2018, nominated for the best Photography Book at PHotoESPANA 2018 and for the Kassel Photobook Award 2018.

As a visual artist I work with photography, text and video. With my work I investigate the relationship between myself and my subject. "The encounter" is a central concept here. In practice I combine a documentary approach with a search for my position as a storyteller. It focuses on a few questions: What is the real topic? Where is the thin line between finding and creating stories? Which (un) conscious strategies do I use as a maker in producing a story?

Currently Simoens is working on a project with his father and painter Richard Simoens.