Dirk Wijs is a Belgian photographer - artist. He studied Photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts ( KASK ) in Ghent - Belgium - 1990 - 1995. His life took a major change in 2013 when he moved to Andalusia, Spain, where he discovered the city of Granada. He became member of Afogra ( La Asociación Fotográfica Granadina ). The world of dance, theatre and music opened many doors for him and resulted in four photo exhibitions in Spain. He is called the Soul Photographer, for his landscapes, his street photography, and especially his portraits. Light and darkness are being captured like in paintings or images from another time. His destiny sent him to Argentina, where he now lives together with his partner and musician JM D'Angelo. He has already been invited to participate in the 2020 "Festival de la Luz" International Photo Exhibition in Buenos Aires.
History : - First Participation and Selected Finalist in the Premium International Photo Competition Paso del Zute - Edition XXII - Huétor Vega - Granada 2014. - Collective Exhibition with Afogra in Enclave de Luz in auditorium Manuel de Falla - Granada May/June 2015. - Selected for the 25th Anniversary Exhibition of Paso del Zute 2016 - Huétor Vega - Granada. - Participant in the "Bienal Internacional de Fotografía y Artes Audiovisuales de Jaén" - Foto Jaén - June 2017 : theme "SOS Chechenya" - Exposition "Alma Infinita" in Galería de Arte Arrabal y Cie - Granada - June 2017. - Exposición colectiva "Sinergias Incompletas" dentro del Encuentro Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo Art Jaén - Spain - September 2018.