Fabien Raes is no stranger to the art world. After having tasted painting for a while, his career quickly evolved towards his true passion, photography. Initially, he was mainly involved in reportage photography, which resulted in worldwide reportages about South Africa, South and Central America, Africa and China, among others.

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He also photographed numerous celebrities at the Cannes and Brussels film festivals for six years, and worked for ten years as a fashion photographer for various fashion magazines, such as Knack-Weekend, Marie-Claire, Elle and Flair. He also films and photographs underwater births for Aquanatal in Ostend. After his successful photo book on Cuba, a second edition is now appearing, this time on Beijing. Fabien Raes succeeds in miraculously showing us the people and the life in this metropolis in all its aspects.