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), Vice.com(UK/FR/BE/ES), 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) …