The exhibition Oog(st) allows you to discover more than forty years of recent history. Through meaningful images, supported by insightful information, you will get an insight into the photographer’s challenging working conditions. In addition, Claus provides personal commentary, enriching this experience and giving you a better understanding of the often poignant images.

Filip Claus built his reputation as a pioneering photographer during the time he worked for the De Morgen newspaper. His eye-catching portraits of Belgian politicians and gripping images of conflicts in south-eastern Europe, Africa and especially the Middle East are now an indelible part of our collective memory. 

Even after he left the De Morgen newspaper, Claus remained active as a committed street photographer. He considers himself a guerrilla, with his camera as his only weapon. His images tell stories and are proof of his attention to detail. 

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