David Verberckt is an independent reportage photographer currently living in Budapest, Hungary. He has studied photography at “le 75” in Brussels between1990 and 1993, and afterwards pursued studies in International Development at Bioforce in France. After exhibiting his first documentary reportages in the early nineties, David has turned to the aid agencies and has spent twenty years working worldwide in humanitarian emergency and development with Médecins Sans Frontières and later the EU.


In early 2013, David left the ordinary offices to devote his professional career again fully to photography. He is keeping his photographic work close to people, their destinies, hence David’s reportages portray peculiarities of an often deprived civil society affected by latent or bygone conflict.

David has since been working on several projects such as Frozen Conflicts in the Caucasus depicting the ordinary people whose life is in limbo following the conflicts of the nineties and Palestinian Chronicles as a continuation of the series taken in early nineties, focusing on the daily realities of the numerous refugee camps' population. Recently, he is working on subjects depicting hard labour and seasonal migration flows in the overpopulated Bengal bay and documenting statelessness of Bihari and Rohingya.


Solo exhibitions

  • Temporary Permanence - Brody studios, Budapest, Hungary - March 2015
  • Frozen Conflicts - BlackBox, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - March 2015
  • Palestinian Chronicles - Modul Memorije, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - April/May 2015
  • Temporary permanence - Modul Memorije, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - April/May 2015
  • Frozen Conflicts & Temporary Permanence  - Bivak Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia - September 2015
  • Frozen Conflicts  - Verzio, International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival  Budapest, Hungary - November 2015

Group exhibitions

  • ONWARD Compé Exhibition, Philadelphia, USA – March 2016
  • Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Tbilisi, Georgia – May 2016
  • 3. Documentary Photograph Days, Istanbul, Turkey – May 2016
  • Visa Pour L'Image - Perpignan, Internatinal Festival of Photojournalism, Perpignan, France - September 2016
  • Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore – October 2016
  • Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia – December 2016

Awards and mentions

The Stateless Rohingya - Honourable mention, The Fine Art of Documentary, Social Documentary Net, August 2016


Frozen Conflicts - A journey through the unrecognised frontiers , Public lecture, Visual Studies platform at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, October 2015

Refugee crisis in Europe, Jordan and Lebanon – Photo presentation at Refugee Festival at Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 2016