For Vincen Beeckman (born 1973, lives and works in Brussels), collaboration is essential. The photographer avoids the one-way relationship between photographer and subject and collaborates extensively with marginalized and vulnerable people, giving visibility to under-recognized communities. For example, in the long-term project “Cracks”, he used disposable cameras to connect with the homeless in the central station of Brussels. Vincen Beeckman invited them to photograph themselves, resulting in candid images that reflect the exchanges between the photographer and the community, as well as the connections between the homeless themselves. The photographer’s work is not easily pigeonholed into a single photographic genre but unfolds in a large constellation – perhaps this is because Vincen Beeckman is a multi-faceted creator: an artist, a curator and an educator. His work has been exhibited many times (Folkwang Museum, Essen; BPS22, Charleroi; Le Vecteur, Charleroi among others) and he has published several books, such as Cracks (VOID, 2020), Les Éternels (Ciao Press, 2021) or Birds of a Feather (APE, 2022).