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Bruno de Cock

International Photo Editor, Médecins Sans Frontières

Born and based in Ghent, Belgium, I have been a documentary photographer since 1994. This expertise has evolved into photo editing as a full-time job, starting as freelancer on the photo desk of a local Belgian newspaper and then moving on to the photo department of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) in Belgium. After working there for eight years, I am now the MSF International Photo Editor, overseeing the organisation’s archive and photo production on a global level, and I also the co-author of MSF’s ethical guidelines for ethical photo use and involved in several multimedia projects developed in collaboration with photo agencies and multimedia producers.

I have also maintained a strong hands-on role in photography, travelling to Africa, Asia and throughout Europe, documenting the work of MSF. In addition, I have been a teacher/instructor, training staff and patients in basic photography in order to provide finished galleries and multi-media projects.

In a different direction, I have always advocated the possibilities inherent to low-tech photography such as phone cameras and Polaroids, successfully selling a series of prints to Belgium galleries and collectors over the past years.

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Bruno de Cock