No Sovereign Author...No Sovereign Author.....


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.

2024    Un Abécédaire de la Psychiatrie, Delta, Namur, BE
2024    Un Monde en Commun, Le Jacques Frank, Brussels, BE
2023    Alissa, CRP/ Centre Régional de le Photographie Hauts-de-France, Douchy-les-Mines, FR
2023    An ABC of Psychiatry, 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 Biennal of Photography, BE
2018    Bring Your Photobook Award, Liége, BE
2018    Fusée de la Motographie / Here,Waiting, EU
2017     Here, Waiting, Fedasil Jodoigne, BE

2024    Interview An ABC of Psychiatry, Fisheyes Magazine  # 63, FR
2023    An ABC of Psychiatry Review, British Journal of Photography 7916, UK
2023    No Sovereign Author, L’Art Même n°91, BE
2023    CRP/ Centre Régional de le Photographie Hauts-de-France, Douchy-les-Mines, FR
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     Shortlist “Dummy Book”, Liège Photobook Festival, BE
2018     Selected for .tiff, Fotomuseum FOMU, Antwerp, BE
2017      La Tête Ailleurs, Médor n°8, BE