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Photo journalist. Home is where your heart is. World Press Photo Award winner.


Born in Brussels, Belgium.

Alain Schroeder is a Belgian photojournalist. He has been a freelance sports photographer from 1979 until 1989, when he founded Reporters, a well-known photo agency in Belgium. His work has been published in National Geographic and Geo among many others and he has illustrated over thirty books.

Since 2012 he has chosen a life on the go. While travelling the world, he is shooting personal projects focusing on social issues and human interest stories. Alain always takes a close look at life and captures his impressions in incredibly strong images telling stories about life and death and everything in between.

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The Collection of Alain Schroeder



  • 2021 Turkey: 1st place with Dead Goat Polo in Sports Story at the Istanbul Photo Awards.

  • 2021 USA: Award of Excellence at POYI (Pictures of the Year) in the category Sports Picture Story with the series Dead Goat Polo.

  • 2020 Italy:  2nd place in Storyboard in Siena Awards 2020, with the series Saving Orangutans.

  • 2020 Netherlands: 1st prize at World Press Photo with the series Saving Orangutans. First Prize in 2 categories: Nature stories and Nature Single


  • 2020 Grandma Divers is exhibiting as part of the „Portrait of Humanity 202 Global Tour”, in Hyderabad / India.

  • 2020 Exhibition of the Istanbul Photo Awards 2020, at Ankara High-Speed Train Station, Turkey.

  • 2020 Exhibition during the Trieste Photo Days 2020 of the 3 Korean series in the Oriental Museum in Trieste at the Civico Museo d'Arte Orientale, Trieste / Italy.

  • 2020 Exhibition featuring the Category Winners of the 2020 MIFA photography in Moscow / Russia

  • 2020 World Press exhibition with the series Saving Orangutans, Amsterdam / Netherlands photography - fine art prints - Fotodrucke

Alain Schroeder


Your art is…

I am not an artist but a photojournalist

Name something you love, and why

The paintings of Salvador Dali and Magritte

Which professional success meant the most to you? 

To have been a professional photographer during  4 decades and still going on

Analog or Digital? 


Tell us something about your education 

Fine Art School, photography classes and a life changing trip hitchhiking from Belgium to Afghanistan in 1974

Form or content? 


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