Lionel Jusseret was born in Belgium in 1989. While finishing his documentary studies in INSAS in 2012, a belgian cinema school, he became a door-to-door salesman in order to prepare a new film. As a tool, he always had a camera constantly in the pocket to work his craft every day. It gave him this important feeling to be an actor of the world, to experience it from the point of view of a profession. Not only observer. Since then, he only works in immersion, from inside his subject and in long-term development.
In 2010, it was the encounter, powerful, with autistic children. He finally began to photograph after two years among them as educator at the association J’interviendrais.
After seven years in immersion, he closed Kinderszenen last November.
Currently and for the next six months, he works in a retirement home to get closer to seniors with Alzheimer’s disease.
Would the anthropological label synthesize his approach at best? Perhaps. Documentary, certainly.
Lionel Jusseret currently lives in Brussel.
Joop Swart Masterclass by World Press Photo 2018, Nominee
Vocatio Grant 2017
Jury’s first prize at Les Nuits Photographique de Pierrevert Festival 2017
Henry Goethals Grant from L’Estacade Foundation 2017
2018 – TIFF – Fomu (Belgium)
2018 – AntwerpPhoto (Belgium)
2018 – Les Boutographies (France)
2018 – Centre d’Art Contemporain de Hasselt (Belgique)
2017 – Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay (Quebec)
2017 – Festival Les Nuits Photographiques d’Essaouira (Morocco)
2017 – Festival Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert (France)
2017 – Gallery 44 POP UP in Knock-Le-Zout (Belgium)
2016 – Brugge Foto Festival (Belgium)
2015 – Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia)
2013 – Les Rencontres d’Arles Voies Off (France)