*1965 (Antwerp, Belgium). Studied photography at the Academy for Fine Arts and the National Higher Institute for Fine Arts (NHISK) in Antwerp (B). Since the mid nineties, he has been working as a photographer and has showed his work in several solo and group exhibitions in Belgium and abroad. Besides his artistic activities, Danckaert also writes about photography for several newspapers and magazines (mainly <H>ART) and has worked as freelance curator. He is associate professor of photography at the Academy of Antwerp (B). Bert Danckaert is POC (Piece of Cake) member, a European collective of photographers. In 1999, Danckaert started the series 'Make Sense!' which was published as a book in 2006. From 2007 on he is working on a series entitled 'Simple Present'. In 2008 his second book 'Simple Present - Beijing' was published.