Max Pinckers

Speculative Documentarian


Photobook, Storytelling, Concept Development


English, Dutch


Max Pinckers (˚Brussels, 1988) grew up in Indonesia, India, Australia and Singapore. In 2007 he returned to his native country Belgium to study photography at the School of Arts/KASK in Ghent, where he attained a BA, MA and PhD in the arts in 2021. His work explores the critical, technological, and ideological structures that surround the production and consumption of documentary images. For Pinckers, documentary involves more than the representation of an external reality: it’s a speculative process that approaches reality and truth as plural, malleable notions open to articulation in different ways. His installations and books are exhibited internationally, having received the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg and the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, amongst others. Pinckers is co-founder of the independent publishing house Lyre Press and The School of Speculative Documentary. He is represented by Gallery Sofie Van de Velde in Antwerp and Tristan Lund in London.

Select your type of class


In a 30-min session Max Pinckers will review your portfolio and give you a general opinion on your work with useful tips to improve and further develop it.

Select the language

Choose date

Choose time (GMT)

Still in doubt?

Here's three reasons to book this class

Expand your network

Connect with a carefully selected group of highly skilled and experienced mentors


Save money and time by working from wherever you are and at a moment that suits best for you


Get valuable in depth advice in an intimate environment and in the language that serves you best

When I enrolled with the PhMuseum mentorship programme, I had expected a session that would provoke ideas to move my work forward. The feedback I received was provided on a specific body of work, discussing each piece in detail. My experience surpassed my expectations and helped me to develop my work further.
Suzan Pektas, Turkey

Other mentors from our program