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Stefan Vanthuyne is an independent writer, lecturer and photographer.
He regularly writes about photography and photobooks for Belgian newspaper De Standaard. His articles and essays have also appeared in Knack Focus, Oogst, Extra and Trigger magazine (FOMU), 1000 Words and Aperture’s The Photobook Review, amongst others.
From 2017 until 2020 he was affiliated to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp as a researcher, where his topic was the contemporary photobook.
During that time, he was a member of the photography research group Thinking Tools and a member of the editorial board of Forum+, the peer-reviewed journal in research and arts. In 2017, as part of his research activities, he founded the Belgian Platform for Photobooks (BPPB) and in 2018 he organised the symposium The Individual, The Political and The Photobook.
For ‘The paradoxically perfect and utterly imperfect photobook’, his conversation with photographer and author Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa on the BPPB, he received the Writing Photography Award from the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh).
As a photographer he has published a number of small books and zines.
He holds a master’s degree in Communication Sciences from Ghent University.

Lectures, talks, teaching/workshops
2021 Jury PhotoTWENS photography competition, Leuven
2021 Jury BA3 Photography, Académie Royale des Beaux-arts, Brussels
2021 Guest lecture on contemporary photobooks, Sint-Lukas (LUCA School of Arts), Brussels
2021 Feedback sessions on writing an artist statement for Breedbeeld
2021 Freedom Is Not Free – Artist tour and conversation with Mashid Mohadjerin, M hka, Antwerp
2020 Visiting lecturer at Sint Lucas Antwerp, Antwerp
2020 Masterclass Writing Out Loud (five days, writing for visual artists) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2020 Portfolio reviews, Fotofestival Track and Trace, Kortrijk
2020 one-on-one conversations with photographers, .tiff, FOMU, Antwerp
2020-2021 Series of 10 lectures on the photobook at Academie Brugge DKO, Bruges
2020 Guest lecture (online) on writing an artist statement for Breedbeeld
2020 Guest lecture on writing an artist statement at SABK Zottegem
2020 Masterclass Writing Out Loud (five days, writing for visual artists) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2019 Guest lecture on photobooks at Sint Lucas Antwerp, Antwerp
2019 Panel discussion: Deconstructing the book, Permeke Bibliotheek, Antwerp
2019 Conversation with Dana Lixenberg, Rolling Paper #3, Le Bal, Paris
2019 Workshop Jouw fotografisch boek: coaching bij inhoud én vorm, Wisper vzw, Ghent
2019 Symposium Photobook Belge, FOMU, Antwerp
2019 Guest lecture on photobooks at Academie voor Beeldende Kunst, Mortsel
2019 Masterclass Writing Out Loud (five days, writing for visual artists) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2018 Conversation with Sybren Vanoverberghe and Charlie De Keersmaecker at Antwerp Photo, Antwerp
2018 Jury at Academie Brugge DKO, Bruges
2018 10×10 Salon: Stefan Vanthuyne and Deirdre Donohue, 10 x 10 Photobooks, New York, USA
2018 Panel discussion: The Belgian Photobook, Liège Photobook Festival, Liège
2018 Guest lecture on photobooks at Academie Brugge DKO, Bruges
2018 Symposium: The Individual, The Political and The Photobook, FOMU, Antwerp
2017 Lecture on photobooks at ZOOM ’17, Academie Hoboken
2017 Guest lecture on intimacy, family photography and the photobook at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2017 Conversation with Titus Simoens, book launch For Brigitte, RIOT, Ghent
2017 Jury at Academie Hoboken, Hoboken
2017 Lecture on the Belgian photobook at buchlabor, Dortmund, Germany
2017 Jury at Matter Photo, Het Nutshuis/Recyclart at Tique, Antwerp
2017 Tique Salon #7, Antwerp
2017 Guest lecture on photobooks at Academie Noord, Brasschaat
2017 Feedback moment master students at KASK – School of Arts Gent, Ghent
2017 Photobook workshop, mentormentor, Ghent
2016-2017 Member of the photography research group Thinking Tools (Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp)
2015-2016 Participant in the photography research group Thinking Tools (Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp)
2014 Artist talk at Ghent University, Master of Arts in Art Science programme, Ghent
2014 Artist talk at Extra Fort, Recyclart, Brussels
2014 Jury at Academie Noord, Brasschaat
2014 Guest lecture on photobooks at KASK – School of Arts Gent, Ghent

Books & zines
Chasing My Dog in the Woods, Art Paper Editions, October 2019
Pulsar, Art Paper Editions, September 2014
The hill that wasn’t, Art Paper Editions, November 2013
Remember the white horses, Le caillou bleu, November 2012
From here into oblivion, Vol. 1, Art Paper Editions, November 2010

Exhibitions
2020 Exi(s)t, outdoor bilboard exhibition, Brussels
2019 Grass, rocks, wires, Tique art space, Antwerp
2017 Intimate Structures #1, Tique art space, Antwerp
2017 Musée de La Photographie de Bruxelles, Recyclart, Brussels
2016 Lost in the city, Fotofabrik Bln-Bxl, Berlin, Germany
2015 The Edition Show, Riot, Ghent, Belgium
2015 TUMULTINGENT #3, Ghent, Belgium
2014 Blue Apple, Green Sea, Vrijstaat O, Ostend, Belgium
2013 From there to now, learning photography, MiCamera, Milan, Italy
2013 Walk#2, Brussels, Belgium
2012 Walk#1, Brussels, Belgium
2011 Suspicious Landscapes, Genthof, Bruges, Belgium

Photographs in print
2018 What will suffice, Oranbeg NET 2.8, curated by Tim Carpenter
2015 Issue One, The Ones We Love

Projects
2017 Belgian Platform for Photobooks, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2015 Dummy Speed Date, FOMU Antwerpen
2014 Dummy Date, RIOT, Ghent

Book events
2015 kijk:papers, Warte für Kunst, Kassel, Germany
2015 ‘Tafels’ (Tabels), a presentation of 80 artists’ books and special art books from Holland and Flanders, Rotterdam, Holland & Brussels, Belgium
2014 The Collaborative Photobook: Selections from the IPL, Baltimore, USA
2013 Poets of Landscape, Tipi Bookshop, Brussels, Belgium
2012 Le caillou bleu: the first 10 years, Contretype, Brussels, Belgium
2012 IPL at Flash Forward Festival, Boston, USA
2012 Indie Photobook Library (IPL) at PPAC Book Fair 2012, Philadelphia, USA
2011 kijk:papers, Warte für Kunst, Kassel, Germany
2011 APE / St-Hubert, Librairie St-Hubert, Brussels, Belgium
2011 Little Big Press, Fotoleggendo 2011, Rome, Italy

Online features, interviews, etc.
2017 Remember the white horses on Intimate Structures
2015 The hill that wasn’t on Another Place
2014 From here into oblivion, Vol. 1 on phosmag
2014 City by the sea, interview in Uit in Oostende (Dutch)
2014 The hill that wasn’t on Colin Pantall’s blog
2014 The hill that wasn’t in SNOR 11
2013 Remember the white horses reviewed by Leonardo Corallini (Italian)
2013 Remember the white horses in SNOR x TIPI, the photobook edition
2013 Remember the white horses on Hippolyte Bayard
2012 City by the sea in Cityzine De Kust 2012
2012 City by the sea on Hippolyte Bayard
2012 From here into oblivion, Vol. 1 on phot(o)lia