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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2021  Book Jockey Movement 01, KIOSK, Gand, BE
2021  Naître aux mondes, KIOSK, Gand, 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, Fotomuseum Anvers, FOMU, BE
2018  Kanal-Centre Pompidou Bruxelles- 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

2020 Phmuseum Here, Waiting: Or How to Become a Member of Fortress Europe  by Colin Pantall, UK
2019  Conscientious Photography Magazine Making Pictures With Migrants by Jörg M. Colberg, USA
2019  GUP#63 Getting Across: Collaborative Illustrations of Life in The Waiting Room by Erik Vroons, DE
2019  Talent of Futures Photography, EU
2019  Publication of the book Here, Waiting with Art Paper Editions, BE
2018  Shorlist Dummy Book, Liège Photobook Festival, BE
2018   .tiff talent, Fotomuseum Anvers, FOMU, BE
2017  Médor n°8 La tête ailleurs, BE