V.D. has received the Memorial Giacomelli Prize 2002 (Italy), the Jean Salgaro Prize at the 14th National Open Photography Prize (Photography Museum in Charleroi, Belgium) and the Vocational Bursary (Belgium) in 2003. He was one of the Discoveries of the Meeting Place in Fotofest Houston 2006.
Beyond History (Havana 1998 – 2006) was published at the end of 2008 by Bold Publishing (Amsterdam) and was nominated as a finalist for the Best Book of the year in RIP Arles 2009 ! The project was exhibited in Mexico (Centro de la Imagen), Paris, Lyon (Septembre de la Photographie). Houston (Fotofest 2008), Krakow (ZPAF i S-ka gallery), Cuenca (PhotoEspaña), Groningen (Noorderlicht Festival) and in the Photography Museum in Charleroi, Belgium.
V.D. has contributed to various magazines such as Purple Journal, Pavilion, CODE, Amica, Trace, Pig, nofound, Pozytyw and View, and he loves to work with the fashion designer Valeria Siniouchkina (Girls from Omsk).
He was a member of the Belgian collective BlowUp.
V.D. is living now in the countryside in Belgium.">
's book, subtitled "poetic documentary versus dirty realism" is an odd, unsatisfying mixture of self-indulgence with a handful of decent photos.