Blue, See Mount Song Los Domadores
Size: 320 mm x 240 mm
Illustrations: 724 colour
- This book contains Simoens' Blue, See series, which earned him the Young Promising Photographer Award
- With this book, Simoens shows that he is one of the most promising Belgian photographers and he has already stolen many hearts with his iconic portraits
Since 2011, Titus Simoens has been working on a series of pictures of school pupils under strict regimes. His work is divided into three sets.
Blue, See shows young people at the IBIS naval college in Ostend. The photo series Mount Song shows students at a Chinese kung fu school. The last part, Los Domadores, is set in a boxing school in Cuba.
In these very different school lives, rigid discipline brings a sense of order, while years are spent on special forms of education, with the aim of giving the pupils prospects for the future. Simoens' honest images capture these little moments of despair, camaraderie, loneliness and pleasure, in which the students escape the heavy hand of discipline and obedience.
This book also displays hundreds of snapshots taken by the students themselves with a disposable camera provided by Simoens.
Text by Flor Declerq: Unavoidable Cases
Text in English and Dutch.