The Works




His first camera was the very first Canon autofocus, which he bought with a student grant overpayment. A blunder by the government. At the University of Amsterdam,Morad Bouchakour (Brussels, 1965) switched from economics to art history – the study that really awakened his love for photography and blossomed when he lived in New York and found a job assisting Dutch photographer Dana Lixenberg. She taught him the ropes of portrait and documentary photography, disciplines which he applied in commissions for commercial clients as well as his independent work. He shot prize-winning photos (awarded with the bronze Clio Award) for an international Adidas advertising campaign, won a Golden Effie for a Danone commercial, but he also captured Holland’s party culture in minute detail (Party! In the Netherlands) in an assignment commissioned by the Rijksmuseum. An impression of Morad’s work from recent years. (JR)