One of a generation of reporters to have emerged in the late 1980s, Carl de Keyzer likes to tackle large-scale projects and general themes. He often starts from the premise that disaster has already struck and that everywhere infrastructures are on the verge of collapse in overpopulated communities. De Keyzer's style is not dependent on isolated pictures but, like that of a 19th-century explorer armed with modern means, relies on accumulation and interdependence with text, often taken from his own travel diaries. His gift is to pick out the kind of societies and situations that are both symptomatic and of wide interest to the public: India, the collapse of the USSR and more recently power and politics in the contemporary world are treated in a series of large-scale tableaux. De Keyzer, who has been exhibiting his work regularly in European galleries, is the recipient of a large number of awards including the Book Award from the Arles Festival, the W. Eugene Smith Award (1990) and the Kodak Award (1992). Carl De Keyzer Photography