La Devinière
On ‘La Devinière’, near Charleroi in Belgium, a group of severely disturbed people live together, most of whom have been treated in regular psychiatry. Psychologist Michel Hock brought them together, based on the idea that there are no hopeless cases. According to him, hopeless can only be the way we take care of them. Photographer Pia van Spaendonck followed the group for three years. She made contact with the residents and, in addition to their daily lives, especially captured their exceptionally expressive faces.
title La Devinière
client Komma, No Ordinary Publisher
publisher Komma, No Ordinary Publisher
author Pia van Spaendonck
photography Pia van Spaendonck
photo edit Pia van Spaendonck, Wout de Vringer
text Hinke Hamer
book design Wout de Vringer
font BVH Baldinger Pro
size 225 x 300 mm
pages 112
printing full colour offset + PMS Silver Metallic
cover softcover; full colour offset + embossed text
printer Opmeer Drukkerij
published 2018
isbn 978-90-91525-74-2