Max Pinckers, now based in Brussels, Belgium received his MFA in Visual Arts from the School of Arts / KASK in Ghent. His work explores visual strategies in documentary photography in which extensive research and technical preparation are combined with improvisation to obtain lively, unexpected, critical, simultaneously poetic and documentary images. His projects are realised as self-published artist books and exhibition installations such as The Fourth Wall (2012), Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty (2014), and Margins of Excess (2018).
Pinckers has exhibited widely including at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels; BredaPhoto, The Netherlands and Foto-Forum, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy.
Pinckers is currently a doctoral researcher and lecturer in the arts at the School of Arts / KASK, Ghent and has received multiple international awards, including the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg 2015 and the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2018.
In 2015 he founded the independent publishing house Lyre Press.