Presentation av jurymedlem – Jos Verhoogen
Jos Verhoogen started his career as a press photographer 38 years ago. In the late nineties he started as a lecturer in photography and press photography at the Thomas More University (Mechelen) in the fields of Journalism and Communication. From 2000 he switched to studio photography, mainly portrait.
But from the very beginning he specilized in birth photography. In this domain he also obtained his QEP and Master QEP. He is a pioneer in that field. Photographs during a birth were not obvious at the time and are today, about 400 births later, still not.
He received bronze (2015) and golden camera from the FEP Photographer of the year in 2016 for reportage.
In recent years he also received honors for abstract and landscape photography (Black and White Spider Awards/ International Color Awards). Was selected fo IPA 2016 International Photo Awards,Family of Man competition Second place/Silver and the ”Family of man” Documantary Photography Exhibition 10/2017 expo in Lishui China and got a Bronze Award, Monochrome category, FIAP @ China International Digital Photography Art Exhibition 11/2017.