Alexander Dumarey (Belgium, 1985), is an architectural and documentary photographer who lives in Ghent, Belgium. He is fascinated by the remnants and traces of former human presence. Alexander travels the world looking for structures and buildings that have run their course and are now slowly being torn apart by time. He captures the beauty in the destruction and degradation of these places by exposing the underlying geometry.
He started photographing abandoned sites and buildings in 2003, at first merely as a means to document the changing and disappearing urban landscape. Over the years, however, his photographic style matured into a pure and analytical view of his surroundings, with compositions rooted squarely in converging lines and symmetry.Publications VRT NWSMarkante plekken (december 2017) Dodho.comUchilishte (december 2017) VRT NWSPermanent gesloten (july 2017) OndernemersHerdenking sluiting Renault Vilvoorde (march 2017) Deredactie.beRenault Vilvoorde 20 jaar later (february 2017) Deredactie.beHoogoven 6 in Seraing gaat tegen de vlakte (december 2016) Deredactie.beTsjernobyl nu, door de ogen van onze fotograaf (april 2016) HumoOp reis met Humo: Urban explorers op ruinejacht (august 2012) Awards Chromatic awards 2017Third place in architecture Arte Laguna 2017Finalist Group exhibitions Arsenale, Venice, ItalyFinal exhibition Arte Laguna (march - april 2017)