Catholic University of Leuven; King's College London; University of Leiden
About Frederick Swinnen
I am a Belgian national, currently living in Brussels working in the international relations field. I have lived in various places in the world, including in Europe, the US, Central Africa, Israel, Palestine and Lebanon. I have worked for the United Nations and the European Union. I started photographing seriously when I was 16 and developing black and white images in a dark room in Rwanda. Photography allows me to discover and deepen knowledge of places, societies and communities I visit. It adds a layer to my diplomatic and humanitarian work and, in particular, allows me to interact more closely with people.