Valentin Bianchi is a freelance photojournalist based in Liège, Belgium, close to Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France.

Between work on long-term issues, he also regularly shoots current affairs and portraits for wire agencies, newspapers and magazines.

Italy, struck in its heart

On the night of August 24th, 2016, the center of Italy and specifically the high Tronto valley in the province of Rieti, was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 6.2. Reducing to rubble many villages close to Amatrice. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the municipality of Accumoli, near the town of Norcia,… Continue reading 

Brussels after attacks

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.

The Final Step

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 

Flee for Her

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.