Isabelle Pateer

Isabelle Pateer holds an MFA (2003, Brussels) and works as a freelance portrait and documentary photographer on personal series as well as commissioned work for international clients—among which are the New York Times and the Financial Times. 

Her work has been exhibited worldwide, including shows at Photo IS:RAEL (IL, 2020), Rencontres d’Arles (FA, 2018), Museum of Photography Brussels (BE 2017), International Photography Festival Hull (UK, 2016), Triennale der Photographie Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (DE, 2015), MoMa Tbilisi (GE, 2014), Royal Geographical Society London (UK, 2014), Galerie Lichtblick Cologne (DE, 2013), Copenhagen Photo Festival (DK, 2013), Photofusion Gallery London (UK, 2013), PHOTOVISA Krasnodar (RU, 2013), Fotofestiwal Lodz (PL, 2012), and Daegu Photo Biennale (SK, 2010) among others.

With her project UNSETTLED, she was a finalist of the Photo Israel Open Call (IL, 2020), Prix Régnier Paris (FA, 2019), and International Photography Award Encontros Da Imagem Braga (PT, 2019), nominated for the PhotoLux Festival Award by Lydia Dorner, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne (CH, 2019), awardee of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards (UK, 2019), first prize winner of the Photovisa contest Krasnodar (RU, 2013), and a finalist of the Environmental Photographer of the Year Contest (UK, 2014), Kolga Tbilisi Awards (GE, 2012), and Grand Prix Fotofestiwal Lodz (PL, 2012).

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Isabelle Pateer


Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2021

UNSETTLED is a project on change. The project documents the effects of shifting environmental, ecological, political, and economical decisions on the environment and its society. Approached from the harbor expansion zone of Antwerp in Belgium, it portrays a topic of global relevance.

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