Country: Belgium 🇧🇪
Belgian photographer Alain Schroeder (b. 1955) has been working in the industry for over three decades. During his tenure as a sports photographer in the 80s, his shots appeared on more than 500 magazine covers. Book assignments and editorial pieces with subjects as diverse as travel, art, culture and human interest followed and in 1989, he co-founded the Belgian photo agency, Reporters. Schroeder led the business during the golden years of photography and into the digital age. In 2013, he uprooted his life, trading-in his shares in Reporters, to pursue life on the road with a camera. Schroeder now travels the world shooting stories focusing on social issues, people and their environment. «I am not a single shot photographer. I think in series,» he says adding, «I strive to tell a story in 10-15 pictures, capturing the essence of an instant with a sense of light and perfect framing.» Schroeder’s style has paid off. The series Saving Orangutans, was recently awarded two 1st Prizes at World Press Photo 2020 - Nature Stories and Nature Singles.