Short biography

Anton was born in Belgium (1974), and obtained a master's degree in Political Science at K.U.Leuven (Belgium).

He studied photography at STUK Leuven (Belgium) and Academy of Fine Arts, Hasselt (Belgium). 

Currently he lives & works in Belgium and Tokyo (Japan).

Together with close friend and mentor David Alan Harvey he founded BURN Magazine, an award-winning online platform dedicated to emerging photographers. Together with Diego Orlando he runs the yearly Emerging Photographer Fund, which awards $10,000 + $5,000 to emerging photographers to continue or complete a photographic project.

His work has been featured in The Sunday Times Magazine, New York Times, l'Espresso, GEO magazine, TEDx, El Pais, BBC, The Economist, BBC Radio 4, Leica M Magazine, dS Weekblad (De Standaard), Dagens Næringsliv,, De Laatste Show, VOP Taiwan, The Japan Times, ELLE Men, Marie Claire, BURN Magazine, Status Brazil and City to City China, amongst others.

His work has been exhibited in Maastricht (NL), Genk (BE), Rome (IT), Barcelona (ES), Sydney (AUS), Hong Kong (HK), Liège (BE), Montpellier (FR), Genève (CH), Antwerp (BE), Aalst (BE) and Hasselt (BE).

He has taught workshops in Berlin, Venice and New York.

Anton is represented by Ingrid Deuss Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium



Anton is concerned by the impossibility of understanding fully, the difficulties of representing trauma, loss of the experience of place and the act of commemoration.

His focus lies on investigating ways of seeing, through visual representation and interpretation, the limits of memory and remembrance, and the significance of viewer placement and subject-position.

Across different media he attempts a confrontation with the limits of his own capabilities and understanding, and with the viewer in regards to finding his/her own position.





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