No Sovereign Author is a duo of photographers based in Belgium. Maroussia Prignot (BE, 1981) and Valerio Alvarez (BE, 1976), after a course at the Academy of Fine Arts and at Blank Paper, have been carrying out collective photographic work since 2015. Their collaboration began on the question of migration, and more particularly of the reception of migrants within the Belgian State. Considering that any image is a construction, and not a faithful reproduction of «reality», their approach is integrative. They set up workshops, co-creation actions, trying to collaborate as much as possible with those who make their photographs. Through these different means, No Sovereign Author attempt to adopt a position that does justice to the complexity of the subjects they address, opening the field to questioning, and thus inviting the viewer to take a stand.


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2024    Some Asylum Archive, Le Jacques Frank, Brussels, BE
2023    AlissaCRP/ Centre Régional de le Photographie Hauts-de-France, Douchy-les-Mines, FR
2023    Un Abécédaire de la Psychiatrie, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, BE
2023    Thematic Apperception Test: Tell us a Story with a Beginning and an End, KIOSK, Ghent, BE
2022    So Far So Good, Polycopies, Paris, FR
2022    So Far So Good, L’image Sans Nom, Liège, BE
2022    So Far So Good, Maison des Cultures de Saint-Gilles, Brussels, BE
2022    Belgium Photobook, Arles, FR
2021    Book Jockey Movement 01, KIOSK, Ghent, BE
2021    Naître aux mondes, KIOSK, Ghent, BE
2021    Naître aux mondes, Arles, FR
2021    Circulation(s) Hors Les Murs, Pont Saint-Ange, Paris, FR
2020   EXI(S)T, Brussel, BE
2020   Festival Circulation(s)/Here, Waiting, Paris, FR
2019    Fotofinish/Here, Waiting, Rietveld Pavilion, Amersfoort, NL
2018    31 Days of. tiff, FOMU Fotomuseum, Antwerp, BE
2018    Kanal-Centre Pompidou Brussels- First Biennial of Photography, BE
2018    Bring Your Photobook Award, Liège, BE
2018    Le fusée de la Motographie/Here, Waiting, EU
2017    Here, Waiting, Fedasil Jodoigne, BE

Publications & Nominations

2023    No Sovereign Author, L’Art Même n°91, BE
2023    Nomination Prix Leica Oskar Barnack Award, DE
2023    Un Abécédaire de la Psychiatrie, The Eyes Publishing, FR
2023    So Far So Good, Shortlist Best Photobook Arles (Text), Arles,FR
2023    So Far So Good, Shortlist Premio Eloi Gimeno, Barcelona,ES
2023    So Far So Good; On The Language of The Refugee Application, Colin Pantall,Phmuseum, UK
2022    So Far So Good, Witty Books, IT
2021    Naître aux mondes, Kunstenpunt, KIOSK , Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, mòsso, BE
2020    Phmuseum Here Waiting: Or How to Become a Member of Fortress Europe Colin Pantall, UK
2019    Conscientious Photography Magazine Making Pictures With Migrants de Jörg M. Colberg, USA
2019    GUP Getting Across: Collaborative Illustrations of Life in The Waiting Room Erik Vroons, DE
2019    «Talent of Futures Photography», EU
2019    Here, Waiting, Art Paper Editions, BE
2018    Shorlist «Dummy Book», Liège Photobook Festival, BE
2018    Selected for .tiff, Fotomuseum FOMU, Antwerp, BE
2017    Médor n° 8, La tête ailleurs, BE