Pieter-Jan De Pue
Pieter-Jan De Pue (b. 1982, Ghent, Belgium) is a photographer and independent filmmaker who completed studies at Brussels’ Royal Institute for Theater, Cinema & Sound (RITCS) with the short documentary O (2006). The work takes up the significance of water and the lack of it, symbolically suggesting that humans must reconnect with nature. He debuted in documentary features with The Land of the Enlightened (2016), which premiered in competition at this year’s Sundance festival and was honored with the Cinematography Award. Preparations for the movie required De Pue to travel frequently to Afghanistan, where he also documented the local inhabitants and the solitary landscape for the Red Cross. His photo work was then presented in numerous top publications and at a variety of galleries.
Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016