Julie Scheurweghs lives and works in Brussels where she obtained a Masters degree in LUCA school of arts in 2010. After her first Solo Exhibition called ‘Accidentally on purpose’ in Amsterdam in 2012 she quickly made her Belgian solo debut in Knokke and has had numerous solo and group shows since. Apart from being a photographer, Julie Scheurweghs is also an avid collector of photographs, both old and new, that have been discarded or even labeled trash. In her work, Scheurweghs uses these decaying images, disconnected from their original owners, as a medium to provide an intimate look into the personal lives of strangers and as a powerful metaphor for the ephemerality of human life.
Hans Maes is Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent, United Kingdom. He is the editor of Portraits and Philosophy (Routledge, 2020) and author of ‘What is a Portrait? (British Journal of Aesthetics 2015). Other publications include: Conversations on Art and Aesthetics (Oxford University Press, 2017), Pornographic Art and The Aesthetics of Pornography (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), and Art and Pornography (Oxford University Press, 2012). He is Vice-President of the British Society of Aesthetics and Past President of the Dutch Association of Aesthetics.