Jan Brouckaert Photography


Brussels in Confinement

Brussels, my city.


hit by an invisible danger,

changes visibly.



Nature shines in its spring splendor, the buildings color peacefully in the sun

And the resident of Brussels are suddenly reduced to a passing, frightened extra in what it once threw so long.

This exceptional period is an unprecedented moment in the history of a city, which suddenly stops and then gradually, slowly but steadily regains its dynamism.

I, as a brussels photographer, documented this 'interbellum' photographically in the hope of giving this chapter a special place in its history.

This is a selection of the complete series that will be released on a later date, in a form yet to be decided.