Tim Dirven

Tim Dirven was born in 1968 in Turnhout. He earned a degree in photography from the Saint-Luc Institute (Brussels). But he did not wait for his degree before getting into the action. With his friend Willy Kuypers he did assignments in Rumania and Yugoslavia while in school. In 1994, he opted to become a freelance photographer. In 1996, Tim was one of the photographers hired by the daily “De Morgen”. He also contributes to other Belgian and international magazines for which he has done several projects. In 2002, he won third prize at World Press Photo (category “Daily life”) thanks to a report on refugees from Afghanistan. His photo book “Yesterday’s people” was published in June of 2006 by the Antwerp Museum of Photography.

Here is a selection of portraits taken by Tim…

Rik Torfs, 2009

Mauro Pavlovski, 2009

Walter Van Beirendonck, 2005

Guy Verhofstadt, 2009

Jo Vandeurzen, 2009

Goedele Liekens, 2008

Gaston Bergmans, 2009

Kaat Blommaert and husband Christophe Ghewey The two founders of ‘marcelleke t-shirt, 2007
Yves Leterme, 2008
Hadise Acikgoz, R & B singer with Turkish roots, 2006

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