Valentin Bianchi is a freelance photojournalist based in Liège, Belgium, close to Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Between work on long-term issues, he also shoots regularly for wire agencies and newspapers on current affairs or portraits.
On March 22th, 2016, Belgium experienced several terrorist attacks on its soil. Unprecedented attacks because these were three suicide attacks. The first two, in the lobby of the international airport of Brussels Zaventem, a third terrorist blowing himself up in a subway train, near the Maelbeek station, in the heart of Brussels European quarter.
2015 was undoubtedly the most difficult year in Europe’s on-going migration crisis. The latest estimations speak of 800 000 refugees arriving in 2015. As a result, refugee camps like the infamous “Calais Jungle” in Northern France have grown in size. But the Jungle is over-shadowed by an even more atrocious camp in terms of sanitary… Continue reading
Whether they are already mothers or not, whether they are from Guinea, Somalia or Djibouti, these women have one thing in common, they fled pain. The pain for her but mostly for their daughter. These women are all victims of female genital mutilation, often called female circumcision.
A few weeks after the last bombardments on Gaza, life trying to recover.
The destroyed buildings are almost all rebuilt, however, some traces are still visible. Most promises are not respected. The fishing area is not expanded steadily, hospitals are desperately short of medecine, electrics cuts are still too frequent. Continue reading