David Verberckt

David Verberckt. Member of the NCU since 2018. Based in Budapest, Hungary

Member of the NCU since 2018
Based in Budapest, Hungary


David Verberckt was born in 1971 in Ostend, province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is currently based in Budapest, Hungary.
During 1990-1997 years David has studied photography at Le 75 (L’Ecole Supérieure des Arts de l’Image) in Brussels, and has afterwards graduated in Development and Humanitarian Aid at L’Institut Bioforce in Lyon, France.
After exhibiting his first documentary reportages in the early nineties, he 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 European Union.
In early 2013, David left the ordinary offices to devote his professional career fully to photography. He has since been working on several projects and exhibited his work at numerous festivals and programmes worldwide, mainly relating to social documentary issues.
Since 2018 — member of the Noga Creative Union.

​​Awards & Honors

2021 — ​ ​Honorable Mention of the 2021 ZEKE Award for Documentary Photography, Social Documentary Network/SDN.
2017 — Finalist of the Youmanity 2017 photography award, The Everyday Heroine.
2017 — Finalist of the Syngenta Photography Awards 2016-2017.

Solo exhibitions

2023 Burmese Minorities, an Endless Oppression, The Kuala Lumpur And Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2018 Rohingya, Refugee Awareness Week, Viewpoint Gallery, University of California, Irvine, USA.
2018 Rohingya, Mediators Beyond Borders International Conference, Peace Palace, Hague, Netherlands.
2017 Rohingya, National Theatre Mostar, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2017 Frozen Conflicts, Mediators Beyond Borders International Conference, Peace Palace, Hague, Netherlands.
2017 — Palestinian Chronicles, Mediators Beyond Borders International Conference, Peace Palace, Hague, Netherlands.
2016 Frozen Conflicts, Verzio, International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Arthouse Toldi Mozi, Budapest, Hungary.
2015 Frozen Conflicts, Bivak Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2015 Frozen Conflicts, BlackBox Art Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2015 Palestinian Chronicles, Festival Modul Memorije, Gazi Husrev-begove medrese, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2015 Temporary Permanence, Bivak Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2015 Temporary Permanence, Festival Modul Memorije, Sarajevo War Theatre, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2015 — Temporary Permanence, Brody studios, Budapest, Hungary.

Group exhibitions

2021 — Noga 15 years old, VI International festival of photography 'Fotokrok' named Sigismund Yurkovsky, Vitebsk Center of the Modern Art, Vitebsk, Belarus.
2018 Bethlehem Beyond the Wall, Museum of the Palestinian People, Wshington D.C., USA.
2017 — European Month of Photography Bratislava, Slovakia.
2017 — Youmanity 2017 photography award, The Everyday Heroine, London, UK.
2017 — Syngenta Photography Awards, Grow-Conserve, Somerset House, London, UK.
2016 — Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
2016 — Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore, Republic of Singapore.
2016 — Indian Photo Festival — Hyderabad, India.
2016 — Visa pour l’Image 2016, International Photojournalism Festival, Perpignan, France.
2016 Refugee crisis in Europe, Jordan and Lebanon, Photo presentation at Refugee Festival at Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2016 — 3. Documentary Photograph Days, Istanbul, Turkey.
2016 — Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Tbilisi, Georgia.
2016 — ONWARD Compé Exhibition, Philadelphia, USA.