Lavinia Wouters (1976) lives in Mechelen and studied photography at Sint-Lukas Hogeschool in Brussels. She has been working as a photographer for the Belgian federal police since 2003. She teaches photography at Luca School of Arts, Campus C-mine Genk and works as a freelance documentary, landscape and architecture photographer.

Within her practice she conducts research into the image and our conditioned and fragmented view. The research raises questions about phenomenology: What appears? How do we experience that appearance? How does it appear to us? How can we read and recognize it? The image is a product of observation, imagination and interpretation.
In addition, photography also serves to reflect on certain social themes such as migration and borders. Her investigative photography invites you to explore the boundaries of mental and physical space. This photography plays with the dialectic between objectification and subjectification.