Stephan Vanfleteren - Present at home

Take a guided tour in the exhibtion at home .

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In times of (semi-)quarantaine, FOMU offers you a virtual tour through the exhibition of Belgian Photographer Stephan Vanfleteren. Watch the first episode of ‘Stephan Vanfleteren – Present at home’ now through the FOMU Instagram Stories.


In six episodes, FOMU guide Karolien will guide you through the life and work of Vanfleteren. In this first episode we look at the early work of Stephan Vanfleteren. What were the fears and interests of young Stephan Vanfleteren? As a young photography student, does he make choices that determine the rest of his further work?


Every week we post two episodes of the virtual tour through the exhibition of Stephan Vanfleteren. His journalistic work, the Elvis project for which he traveled through America with Robert Hubert, the Belgicum series, his well-known portrait work and his most recent work that he made in his daylight studio are all featured.

You can follow the episodes via Instagram and Facebook, on Vimeo and on the FOMU-website.

Present is the renowned Belgian photographer Stephan Vanfleteren’s (°1969) first major retrospective. The general public knows him best for his evocative black-and-white portraits but in recent decades he has produced a wide range of journalistic, documentary and artistic work. This exhibition provides space for both his iconic images and his equally impressive, lesser-known photographs, which together illustrate the evolution of Vanfleteren’s oeuvre.

The exhibition started on October 25 and has attracted more than 125,000 visitors since its opening until March 12. Now that FOMU is closed to prevent the spread of the corona virus, we are bringing the exhibition to our visitors at home. ​

You can order the book Present in the FOMU webshop, shipping is free.


Isabelle Willems

Head of press & communication, FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerpen

Sarah Skoric

Assistant press & communication, FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerpen


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About FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerpen

The FOMU Fotomuseum of Antwerp houses one of the most significant photo collections in Europe, featuring both equipment and photo documents. Each year, the FOMU presents several temporary exhibitions by nationally and internationally renowned photographers. 

The museum’s displays change every four months, showcasing photography as a medium that is part of a broader social and cultural context. Visitors can also attend lectures and workshops, visit the museum shop and the museumcafé Pixel. The FOMU can be found in and old warehouse in the neighbourhood ‘t Zuid (South quarter of Antwerp), close to the museum of contemporary art M HKA and the museum of fine arts.


Waalsekaai 47 2000 Antwerpen België

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