Frederik Buyckx

Based in Ghent, Belgium
+32 485022483

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Frederik Buyckx was born in 1984 in Antwerp, Belgium. He received a Master’s Degree in Advertising Design at St-Lucas Antwerp and studied photography until 2013 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. Frederik became a freelance photographer in 2010. Since then, he started working for national and international media. Besides assignments he mainly focuses on personal projects. For his series “Jesus, Make-Up and Football” he documented the daily life in the favelas in Rio de Janeiro. The work won several awards, including a World Press Photo Award in 2013, and was published in a book by Lannoo (Belgium). In 2017 Frederik was named 'Photographer of the Year' at the Sony World Photography Awards with photos from the project WOLF. His latest project "Horse Head" won the LimaPhoto Prize for Belgian Documentary Photography in 2019. This project, investigating the existing connection between man, animals and nature in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, was published in a book by Hannibal Publisher.

Work has been published in:
National Geographic Magazine(NL), GUP (NL), The New York Times Newspaper/Style Magazine(USA), The Sunday Times Magazine(UK), CNN Photo Blog (USA), VIEW/Stern Magazine (GER), De Volkskrant (NL), The New Times Magazine(RUS),, PDN Magazine(USA), De Standaard Newspaper and Magazine(BE), NRC Handelsblad (NL), Knack Weekend Magazine (BE), De Morgen Newspaper(BE), Shoot Magazine(BE), Photo Digital Magazine(NL), Pf Magazine(NL), DIGIFOTO Pro Magazine(NL) ...

Awards, Exhibitions & Publications

Solo Exhibition, Horse Head, Kyungpook National University Art Museum, Daegu (KR)
Solo Exhibition, Horse Head, Art Forum, Antwerp (BE)
Photo Festival, Foto Forum, Brasschaat (BE)

Solo Exhibition, Horse Head, Korea Foundation, Seoul (KR)
Solo Exhibition, Horse Head, CC Hasselt (BE)
Exhibition, Eyes On Main Street, Wilson (USA)

Book Xavier
, published by The Falabella Stable
Solo Exhibition, Horse Head, Nationale 8 Gallery, Dilbeek (BE)
Solo Exhibition, Horse Head, CC De Factorij, Zaventem (BE)

Book Horse Head
, published by Hannibal Publisher
Solo Exhibition, Horse Head, CC Mechelen (BE)
Exhibition 'Wiseman Collective', Antwerp (BE)

LimaPhoto Prize for Belgian Documentary Photography
Exhibition Iconobelge, Antwerp Photo (BE)

Photographer of the Year - Sony World Photography Awards
1st place Landscape Category - Sony World Photography Awards
Solo Exhibition, WOLF, Materia Gallery, Rome (IT)
Solo Exhibition, WOLF, Nationale 8 Gallery, Dilbeek (BE)
Exhibition, WOLF, Photo Festival 80 Days of Summer, Ghent (BE)
Exhibition, WOLF, Mixing/Memory & Desire, Breda's Museum (NL)
Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award
Life Framer Series Award
Finalist ZEISS Photography Award

Young Promising Photographer Award, Nikon Press Photo (BE)
Solo Exhibition, Moving Albania, Tirana (ALB)
Exhibition Brugge Foto 2015, Brugge (BE)
Exhibition Art Forum, Antwerp (BE)

ANI PixPalace Award, VISA Pour L'Image, Perpignan (FR)
Finalist Nikon Young Promising Photographer Award (BE)
Exhibition Bar Floreal, Paris (FR)
Exhibition Quai Des Arts Gallery, Ghent (BE)

Book Jesus, Make-up and Football, published by Lannoo
World Press Photo Award, Daily Life, Honorable Mention
Paule Pia Prize, Photomuseum Antwerp (BE)
Young Promising Photographer Award, Nikon Press Photo (BE)
Finalist Photo Academy Awards 2013, Exhibition Photomuseum Den Haag (NL)
Finalist PDN World in Focus, categories 'Essay' and 'Sense of Place' (USA)
Exhibition Photomuseum Antwerp, Young Belgian Photography (BE)
Exhibition CC Belgica, Dendermonde (BE)
Exhibition CC Hasselt (BE)
Screening Photolux Festival, Lucca (IT)

City Photographer of Antwerp 2012-2014
Exhibition Flanders Center, Osaka (JAPAN)
Exhibition International Photofestival BredaPhoto (NL)

Book Moving Albania, published by EposPress
Book De Tuin van Tito, with Korneel De Rynck, published by EPO
Finalist Paule Pia Prize, Photomuseum Antwerp (BE)
Exhibition A&Gallery, Ghent (BE)
Exhibition Melkweg Galerie, Amsterdam (NL)
Exhibition Green Room, International Photofestival Knokke (BE)

Best Book, The Photo Academy Award 2010, categories d’Jonge Hond and Melkweg Galerie (NL)
Finalist Lonely Planet Mosaic Competition
Exhibition in Photomuseum Den Haag, GRID 2010 Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Groningen (NL)

Finalist National Geographic Photo Contest (NL)
Publication in National Geographic Calendar 2010
Publication on (online magazine)

Exhibition ARTchitectuur, Monumental, Bornem (BE)